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Mobily and Virtustream partnership ushers in next phase of business cloud to Kingdom of Saudi Arabia

Etihad Etisalat and Virtustream announced the significant success bringing enterprise-class cloud to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since launch in early 2013

Bethesda, MD

Bethesda, MD - Thursday, October 30, 2014 - Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), the leading telecommunications company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, and Virtustream, the leading enterprise-class cloud software and services provider, today announced the significant success bringing enterprise-class cloud to the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia since launch in early 2013. The demand from government agencies, large businesses and Saudi SMBs has resulted in Mobily expanding the public and hybrid cloud business across the Kingdom. 

The Mobily/Virtustream Cloud has met the demand from leading Saudi organisations as it provides a secure and compliant way to run mission-critical, production applications such as SAP, Microsoft and Oracle in a public or hybrid cloud. The high performance Mobily/Virtustream cloud for critical business applications with guaranteed performance SLAs has led to fast uptake of the service as has provided average cost savings of 30-50 per cent from reduced infrastructure investment and consumption-based pricing structure.

The public and hybrid cloud service has found success with customers such as Aramco, Arab Gulf Program for Development (AGFUND), Bupa Arabia, Medlife, Saudi Arabian Ministry of Education (MOE – ETISALAT), Data Link, SmartWay, NetGoals, Saudi Broadcast Service (SBS), Saudi Post and Mytaxi. Certified by official government bodies such as Saudi Arabian Monitory Authority (SAMA), Mobily is compliant with stringent, regulatory requirements to service both sensitive commercial organisations and also federal contracts.

“This partnership between Mobily and Virtustream offers a unique cloud service to Saudi businesses and government organisations,” said Mohamad AlMarri , director of SME & SoHo presales for Mobily. “The high levels of security provided by Intel TXT on the Virtustream xStream cloud platform offers advanced security capabilities such as data geo-tagging that has assuaged many concerns about data security. The IT skills shortage in The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has led organisations to move to a managed service delivering benefits of high application availability and performance, disaster recovery and cost savings.” 

The Mobily Cloud service is powered by Virtustream’s patented Micro-VM (Virtustream µVM™) technology allows optimal cloud workload management and guarantee performance SLAs at the application level. The additional cloud professional services provide planning, developing and execution support for a cloud strategy allowing businesses and IT departments to take the advantage of the full benefits of cloud for existing business applications.

“Our partnership with Mobily and the world class cloud service and software enables customers to rapidly adopt cloud for their mission critical applications and has been a great success in the KSA,” said Simon Aspinall, President of Virtustream's Service Provider Division.

About Virtustream® 

Virtustream is the enterprise-class cloud software and service provider trusted by enterprises worldwide to migrate and run their mission-critical applications in the cloud. For enterprises, service providers and government agencies, only Virtustream's xStream™ cloud management platform (CMP) software and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) meet the security, compliance, performance, efficiency and consumption-based billing requirements of complex production applications in the cloud - whether private, public or hybrid. The company is headquartered in Washington D.C. with offices in San Francisco, Atlanta, London, Geneva, Dubai and software development centers in Kaunas, Lithuania and Pune, India. Virtustream owns and operates data centers in the U.S. and Europe with service provider partner data centers in Latin America, the Middle East and Asia.

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