At more than 16,000 square meters, the Guinness Book of Records confirms that the world’s largest “green” data center is now up and running on the world’s largest single-site solar park.
The data center, located in the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park, belongs to Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC, or Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital Dewa, the digital arm of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA).
Per Gulf Today (Opens in a new tab)the grand opening was attended by Moro Hub’s technology partners, including, Dell, Microsoft, Huawei and VMware, as well as Sheik Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai.
Go (very) green
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, explained that the data center hopes to provide “next generation” services within, among others, the cybersecurity, cloud hosting and backup sector, in addition to ChatGPT-supported Moro live chat service.
To get there, the sustainable data center uses technology from Moro Hub partners, which also include Emirates NBD, the Digital Dubai Authority and the Dubai Islamic Bank, to strengthen its AI, data recovery and Internet of Things (IoT) capabilities.
“The new center,” he said, is another achievement that raises the profile of the UAE as a leading global player in the development of sustainability and a green economy. [It] Provides a unique model for integrating digital technologies with energy technologies.
He also noted that the center’s low-carbon infrastructure, and 100% reliance on renewable energy to generate capacity in excess of 100 megawatts (MW), supports Dubai’s Clean Energy and Net Zero Emissions Strategies, where the country hopes to generate all of them. energy production capacity through clean energy in 2050.