DED in Dubai migrates data centre, apps to Dubai Pulse

Department of Economic Development to save up to 82% of infrastructure cost over five years

Cloud-based Dubai Pulse offers virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on the Smart City platform.
Cloud-based Dubai Pulse offers virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on the Smart City platform.

The Department of Economic Development (DED) in Dubai has successfully migrated all of their data centres and applications to the Dubai Pulse, the cloud-based platform operated by du.

The DED is the inaugural Dubai Pulse customer.  

Launched by the Smart Dubai Office in partnership with du, Dubai Pulse offers virtual solutions to cater to web, application, database and shared services on the Smart City platform. DED has been utilising the cloud-based Dubai Pulse platform since first announcing its commitment to Dubai Pulse at GITEX Technology Week 2017.

As the digital backbone of the city of Dubai, the cloud-based platform has provided cost-effective IaaS (Infrastructure as a Service) services, which enables DED to save up to 82% of the IT infrastructure cost, in comparison with traditional on-premise IT infrastructure, over a period of five years.

Marwan Bin Dalmook, SVP ICT Solutions & Smart City Operations, EITC said, “As our first Dubai Pulse customer, it is an incredibly humbling moment to witness the success and benefits the DED has achieved through the complete migration of its data centres and applications to Dubai Pulse. DED’s satisfaction is testament to our implementation of the visions outlined by the UAE leadership, and this occasion reflects a truly remarkable milestone for du and the Smart Dubai Office in delivering data-driven solutions to enable a maturing knowledge economy.”

Dubai Pulse will also provide DED with access to managed services with a 24x7 service desk, easy capacity expansion and a secured environment with a pay-as-you-go model that requires no upfront costs. The initiative will also help reduce customers’ carbon footprint.

Mohammad Al Qaizi, Director of Information Technology in DED, said, “The successful migration to Dubai Pulse is a monumental step for the Department of Economic Development in supporting the structural transformation of Dubai into a diversified, innovative service-based economy. We are thrilled to have du on board to enhance ease of business and customer happiness by fully integrating our operations on to the Dubai Pulse platform. Together we have achieved a milestone that will significantly contribute towards Dubai’s competitiveness and position as a preferred place to live and do business.”

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