The initiative will enable Moro Hub’s clients to run their sensitive and regulated workloads on a more secure and compliant cloud platform
Dubai, UAE, 25 October 2023: Moro Hub, a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, the digital arm of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (PJSC), announced that it has achieved VMware Sovereign Cloud status. The announcement was made in the presence of Eng. Marwan Bin Haider, Vice Chairman – Digital & Group CEO and Ahmed Auda, Vice President & GM, VMware Middle East, Turkey & North Africa, on the sidelines of GITEX Global 2023, that takes place from 16th to 20th October at Dubai World Trade Centre.
As a part of the VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative, Moro Hub will enable customers to run their sensitive and regulated workloads on a more secure and compliant cloud platform with better economics and less risk.
“Moro Hub’s attainment of VMware Sovereign Cloud status stands as a resounding testament to our unwavering commitment to providing a secure and stable landscape for businesses to safeguard their invaluable data. Our collaboration with VMware signifies a transformative milestone that is set to shape the future of cloud computing. It is our firm belief that this strategic alliance will play a pivotal role in ensuring the prosperity of both public and private enterprises. By harnessing the power of the VMware Sovereign Cloud, businesses can operate securely, efficiently, and with unparalleled agility,” said Eng. Marwan Bin Haider, Vice Chairman – Digital & Group CEO.
Research conducted by Vanson Bourne and released by VMware in October 2022 found that over the next two years, 98% of organisations in the UAE will be looking to their data as a revenue driver, with 43% recognising it as a a significant revenue source. As such, the VMware Sovereign Cloud status will enable Moro Hub to warrant that classified data for businesses is protected, compliant, and sealed within the territory and subject to the laws of the UAE.
“There is no data sovereignty without cloud sovereignty. And sovereignty does not have to come at the expense of cloud innovation,” said Ahmed Auda Vice President & GM VMware Middle East, Turkey & North Africa. “VMware Sovereign Cloud providers such as Moro Hub can help customers innovate and drive digital transformation while reducing the risk of unlocking the value of data.
The VMware Sovereign Cloud initiative helps customers engage with trusted national cloud service providers to meet geo-specific requirements around data sovereignty and jurisdictional control; data access and integrity; data security and compliance; data independence and mobility; and data analytics and innovation.
About Moro Hub:
As part of 10X, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (PJSC) mobilised its innovation unit to create a new entity called Digital DEWA, which uses innovation in artificial intelligence and digital services to meet the current and future requirements brought about by the 4th industrial revolution. This entity required an innovative, agile data hub, and thus Moro Hub was established. Forming the backbone of Digital DEWA, Moro Hub was introduced to fulfil the need for an innovative and agile data centre. Through its purpose-built, industry-accredited data hub, Moro Hub uses its expertise, capabilities and alliances to contribute to the digital transformation of society. Trusted to secure, manage, and integrate data, Moro Hub is committed to providing value through customer-centric innovation, creating new opportunities now and in the future. For more info, please visit www.morohub.com.
VMware commissioned Vanson Bourne to interview 2880 business and IT decision makers in Denmark (240), France (350), Germany (350), Israel (240), Italy (240), Netherlands (240), Spain (240), Sweden (240), the UK (500), and the UAE (240). The fieldwork was completed between April and June 2022.