March 26, 2013
March 26 — Etihad Etisalat, the leading telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia, and Virtustream, the leading enterprise class cloud software and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) provider, today announced the launch of their joint cloud services offerings in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). Mobily and Virtustream, which first announced a partnership in January 2013, provide public and hybrid cloud services that run in Mobily’s world-class data centers and use Virtustream’s xStream cloud management software to help organizations move mission-critical, production and web-scale applications to the cloud.
With the launch of the Mobily/Virtustream Cloud KSA businesses now have the ability to move mission-critical, production applications such as SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and hundreds of other applications to the cloud without needing to rewrite the software to gain the cloud benefits of dynamic, multi-tenant efficiency, massively scalable and on-demand IT.
The Mobily/Virtustream Cloud offers enterprises and small-to-medium businesses (SMBs) a comprehensive set of enterprise class cloud services for businesses that require security, compliance, application performance SLAs and consumption based pricing. The cloud service is powered by Virtustream µVMTM technology, which enables both hybrid and public clouds. The companies formally launched and demonstrated the cloud offerings at an event today in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.
In addition, Mobily and Virtustream’s professional services offer businesses assistance with developing a cloud strategy, planning and executing a cloud migration. They also offer a fully-managed cloud service tailored to maximize the benefits of cloud technology for any organization. This complete portfolio of public and hybrid cloud services provides businesses with extensive backup and disaster recovery options, and is capable of meeting high security and compliance cloud standards.
“Given the increasing need for cost-effective, secure and reliable cloud solutions, we are excited to deliver the Mobily/Virtustream enterprise class cloud services to our customers in the Middle East,” said Dr. Marwan al Ahmadi, chief business officer at Mobily. “Working together with Virtustream not only provides our customers with enterprise class cloud solutions that are the first of their kind in the KSA market, but helps businesses take advantage of all the benefits of the cloud.”
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud solutions to enterprises, governments and service providers. Virtustream enables businesses to move complex production applications to the cloud – whether private, public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream, cloud management software for private/public/hybrid clouds and also offers the Virtustream Cloud which provides secure, high availability, Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) to enterprises. Both xStream and the Virtustream Cloud deliver secure, cloud efficiency with performance SLAs for mission critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). Virtustream’s solutions are backed by professional services to design, migrate to, and manage clouds.
Virtustream offers these enterprise class cloud solutions worldwide; owns data centers in the U.S. and EMEA; operates an international Cloud Exchange, SpotCloud; has offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, New York, Washington D.C., Toronto, London, Dubai, Saudi Arabia and has partners in Asia and China.
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