Huawei supports the ICT and business requirements of Digital DEWA
DEWA is the exclusive provider of electricity and water services to the residents of Dubai — the most populous city in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) — and Digital DEWA, the organization’s digital arm, was set up in 2017 with the ambition of forging a new digital future for the city. As such, it has played a leading role in the adoption of digital technologies. Indeed, DEWA is the world’s first digital utility, using autonomous systems for renewable energy, storage, expansion into the adoption of Artificial Intelligence (AI), and digital services.
With a clear strategy for Information Technology (IT) cloudification for its electric power operations, Digital DEWA’s infrastructure includes equipment sourced from multiple vendors at the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) layer, with an active-standby relationship between data centers. Such a setup increases bandwidth requirements between data centers and results in heavy traffic after enterprise services migrate to the cloud.