DEWA completes world’s largest utility data migration


Dubai Electricity and Water Authority Company (DEWA) has migrated its on-premise SAP landscape to Data Hub Integrated Solutions LLC (Moro).

The migration is one of the world’s largest migrations for SAP HEC in the utility sector and one of the largest data migrations across all industries at the European, Middle Eastern and African (EMEA) level.

The data migration is expected to help DEWA to realise innovation, cost efficiency, scalability, speed, and resiliency in its operations.

The project has been implemented in two phases including the migration of on-premise landscape to SAP HEC and the managed services by Moro Hub.

The data migration has been conducted in partnership with Moro Hub and several international IT vendors including SAP, EY and Virtustream.

Nearly 250,000 man-hours were spent, with more than 150 specialists from DEWA, Moro Hub, EY, SAP and Virtustream.

Over 100 terabytes of data from 101 systems were transferred and more than 28,370 business transactions tested.

Moro Hub will manage all DEWA’s IT operations including IT support, data management, monitoring operational efficiency, maintaining the highest security standards and state-of-the-art technologies in data centres as well as providing support around the clock.

“The migration from on-premises to SAP HEC at Moro Hub is a qualitative shift in digital solutions. DEWA is proud to take the lead in this achievement, which aligns with its efforts in shaping and anticipating the future. This is in accordance with the UAE Centennial 2071 to make the UAE the best country in the world; the National Artificial Intelligence Strategy 2031; the Dubai 10X initiative, and the UAE Strategy for the Fourth Industrial Revolution, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to make Dubai a city of the future, putting it 10 years ahead of other global cities, said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, the CEO of DEWA.