Following the strategic Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) signing between Dubai Municipality and Huawei last year during GITEX Technology Week 2019, Dubai Municipality has successfully received the disaster recovery data center solutions delivered by Huawei, as part of the company’s commitment towards contributing to the development of the smart services and enabling digital transformation of Dubai Municipality through providing the latest innovative ICT solutions and technologies.
To further strengthen this partnership, Dubai Municipality joined Huawei Connect – an annual flagship event hosted by Huawei in Shanghai, China for the global ICT industry – to construct a collaborative partnership to achieve shared success. The virtual ceremony was attended by many of the higher management representatives of Dubai Municipality, including CEOs and Department Directors, and Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE. Both parties have been working together to collaboratively realize the strategic objectives of Dubai Municipality, and during the conference, they discussed the various aspects of the project delivered by Huawei and explored new ways to leverage cutting-edge technologies that can support the smart initiatives of Dubai Municipality and enable its digital transformation.
Huawei has provided Dubai Municipality with leading data center solutions to streamline and enhance data storage, while also boosting energy efficiency as well as improve operation and maintenance (O&M) processes. Huawei Fusion Module Data Center Solution has helped Dubai Municipality deploy a disaster recovery solution within less than three months from the start of the contract. Dubai Municipality’s new Disaster Recovery Data Center is Tier 2 Data Center compliant, following all internal compliances and guidelines. It uses the latest power and cooling technology to provide optimal power usage effectiveness (PUE), while also offering more efficient operations.
Eng. Asmahan Al Zarouni, Director of the Information Technology Department at Dubai Municipality said: “We, at Dubai Municipality, are always keen to be supportive of digital transformation strategy by adopting, supporting and implementing the digital transformation of the services provided by the Municipality. To implement this approach in line with our promising national visions, Dubai Municipality seeks to develop its plan for digital transformation by examining the best international practices of applications, solutions and infrastructure, which will contribute to the implementation of an integrated digital system.”
Jiawei Liu, CEO of Huawei UAE, said: “We are honored to continue our partnership with the Dubai Municipality and support the ambitions of the Smart Dubai initiative as data is the most valuable asset for any institution in our increasingly connected and intelligent society. Working with Dubai Municipality has enabled us to implement a customized solution, using our expertise to deliver a solution that offers not only data protection but a more cost and energy-efficient end product.”
He continued: “Business continuity is one of the most important things to safeguard and ensure disaster recovery thus reducing the impact of disruption on any public or private sector associated services.”
Through Huawei’s data center management capabilities, Dubai Municipality can control data center operations remotely via a single software program. Huawei’s solution also enables Dubai Municipality to relocate its disaster recovery data center to any physical location in the future, without any downtime. Additionally, Huawei Fusion Module Data Center Solution provides significant CAPEX and OPEX savings due to more efficient and streamlined operations.