ADAA becomes the first government entity to migrate its data centre to the cloud

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Abu Dhabi Accountability Authority (ADAA) has become the first government entity to migrate its data centre to the G42 cloud and enhance its AI capabilities across its digital operations.

The Authority partnered with G42, an Abu Dhabi-based AI and cloud computing company.

Under the partnership, ADAA will use advanced cloud computing and artificial intelligence to support the implementation of best governance practices and introduce new monitoring technologies as the G42 cloud will enable ADAA applications to be integrated with G42 AI tool.

“This shift is in line with our government’s mandate for digital transformation, which reflects our leadership’s foresight in mapping the future of the government sector to successfully anticipate and navigate global challenges that require change. We are empowered to implement digital systems and protocols in accordance to the best international standards”, explained Haifa Al Blooshi, ADAA’s director of Information Technology.

This transformation results in an enhanced organisational performance and reduced financial and operational costs by adopting cloud technology, amplifying IT infrastructure maintenance and operation savings. This will also lead to improved operational flexibility, allowing ADAA to expand its service without limitation to hardware availability and it will also amplify information security and support the development of national cadres in the field of cloud computing.

In addition, the agreement also supports rapid digital transformation across Abu Dhabi government and empowers ADAA to achieve its new strategy goals of enhancing the safeguarding of public funds, elevating the principles of accountability and integrity, and achieving optimum operational efficiency.

Meanwhile, earlier this week, officials broke ground for the first phase of the largest solar-powered data centre in the Middle East and Africa, set to be Uptime TIER III-certified.

Moro Hub (Data Hub Integrated Solutions), a subsidiary of Digital DEWA, DEWA’s digital arm, will build the data centre in the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Solar Park in Dubai. With a capacity of more than 100 megawatts, the carbon-neutral green data centre will run entirely on renewable energy.

Read: Digital DEWA’s Moro Hub breaks ground for solar-powered data centre in Dubai

This is the second solar-powered green data centre in Dubai launched by Moro Hub.

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