Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed unveils Dubai cloud project
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Sheikh Hamdan unveils Dubai Digital Clouds project

Sheikh Hamdan unveils Dubai Digital Clouds project

The initiative seeks to reinforce Dubai’s position as a digital economy capital and further strengthen its robust and reliable digital infrastructure

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed unveils Dubai Digital Clouds project

The Dubai government has launched the Dubai Digital Clouds project, the latest in a series of initiatives aimed at creating a robust, efficient, agile and reliable digital infrastructure in the city.

The initiative seeks to reinforce Dubai’s position as a digital economy capital and further strengthen its robust and reliable digital infrastructure.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of The Executive Council of Dubai said the emirate is steadfast in its commitment to fostering excellence and innovation in the use of advanced technologies to accelerate its digital transformation.

The initiative is aimed at turning the city into the epicentre of the global digital economy. Beyond supporting economic growth, Dubai’s accelerated digital transformation seeks to further raise the efficiency of government operations and the quality of life of people in the city.

Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed expressed his appreciation for the commitment of various government teams working to advance Dubai’s digital development goals in line with the highest global benchmarks. Dubai’s digital transformation has significantly boosted the performance of government operations, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed said.

The city’s ability to provide citizens, residents and visitors with an exceptional digital experience has reinforced its reputation as the world’s best city to live, work and visit.

Dubai Digital Clouds project

“We are proud to be partnering with Digital Dubai to provide cloud services to government entities in Dubai through the Moro Cloud service, which has earned the highest local and international security standards and is managed by our highly qualified, internationally certified team,” Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, managing director & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority.

“Moro Cloud’s advanced digital services aim to support government and private organisations in their digital transformation journeys in the UAE and the Middle East.”

The cloud helps accelerate this process while promoting innovation and reducing costs. It is managed through green carbon-neutral local data centres, which will help government organisations achieve their carbon neutrality goals.

Hamad Obaid Al Mansoori, director general of Digital Dubai said the cloud project marks a significant milestone in the authority’s journey to cement the emirate’s global status as a model city. It also provides inspiring examples of how digital transformation can be implemented to serve the community and the business sector.

The project demonstrates the effective partnership and collaboration between the public and private sectors. It is expected to empower government entities in Dubai in their digital transformation journey by providing them with the tools and knowledge necessary to achieve their goals and roll out cloud computing technologies to deliver best-in-class government services.

Dubai’s cloud capabilities

The Dubai Digital Clouds project consists of multiple digital clouds designed to provide high levels of flexibility and operational efficiency while offering the best solutions from private to public clouds. It also includes multiple service providers, who will work to enhance services and boost their competitiveness, providing government entities with multiple service provider options.

The project aims to address information security risks by implementing strict cybersecurity standards and policies, creating an enabling environment to support Dubai’s digital economy and aid decision-making processes.

“The cloud is a powerful tool for public sector organisations to transform their services, enhance their digital security, and empower their citizens,” Naim Yazbeck, general manager of Microsoft UAE said, adding that the cloud enables organisations to access innovative solutions, including AI services, scale up or down as needed, and collaborate and share data across boundaries.

To achieve the project’s ambitious objectives, Digital Dubai signed its first agreements with Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, and Microsoft Corporation. Under the terms of the partnerships, Moro Digital Data Hub is set to provide cloud services through its platform, Moro Clouds.

The cloud platform helps reduce the overall costs of IT infrastructure in Dubai and provides a system of emerging technologies and cloud services to support digital transformation.

Meanwhile, Microsoft and Digital Dubai will collaborate to support the Dubai Digital Clouds by providing platforms dedicated to government entities to ensure the highest levels of security, governance and compliance with the city’s policies and regulations.

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