Mobily and Virtustream Alliance Brings Hybrid Cloud Solutions to the Kingdom
of Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabian mobile operator selects Virtustream to build Middle East public
and hybrid cloud computing offerings
SAN FRANCISCO -- January 24, 2013
Virtustream, the leading provider of enterprise class cloud software and
Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), has partnered with Etihad Etisalat
(Mobily), the leading telecommunications company in Saudi Arabia, to provide
enterprise cloud services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA). The public and
hybrid cloud services will be jointly provided by Mobily and Virtustream and
will offer world-class cloud services to enterprises and small-to-medium
businesses (SMBs). Mobily has selected Virtustream’s xStream cloud management
software to run its public and hybrid clouds.
KSA businesses are now able to move mission-critical applications, both legacy
and webscale, to the Mobily/Virtustream cloud, including applications like
SAP, Microsoft, Oracle and hundreds of existing applications, 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 Service offers enterprise class public and hybrid
cloud services delivering businesses greatly improved IT efficiency,
application level performance SLAs, consumption based pricing and high levels
of enterprise security and compliance. This brings together the best-in-class
Virtustream xStream cloud management software with Mobily data centers across
KSA inclusive of their state-of the-art, high speed connectivity.
The Mobily/Virtustream alliance will target all enterprises across the region
with the mission of enabling world-class IT without the up-front investment.
Public cloud IaaS savings can be greater than 50 percent due to the
elimination of in-house hardware, maintenance, deployment and staff hours as
well as the ease of scalability.
As businesses commence or continue their journey to the cloud,
Mobily/Virtustream’s professional services can offer cloud strategy
development, migration assistance and even a fully managed service to tailor
and maximize the impact of cloud technology for any given organization. A
complete portfolio of public and hybrid cloud services are available for all
applications – production and test/dev – with extensive backup and disaster
recovery, while meeting extremely high and exacting security and compliance
“The Mobily/Virtustream cloud platform provides enterprise-class cloud
services in the Middle East,” said Dr. Marwan al Ahmadi, chief business
officer at Mobily. “We look forward to working with Virtustream to provide our
customers with best-in-class enterprise cloud solutions that are the first of
their kind in the KSA market.”
Virtustream was chosen by Mobily as a strategic partner for its enterprise
cloud business expertise, for the xStream software and for a broad range of US
and EMEA services that will complement the Mobily/Virtustream Cloud.
Virtustream’s extensive enterprise customer base of leading Fortune 1000
businesses will help to accelerate success in the KSA.
“We see this as the perfect time for cloud services in the region and the
alliance of Mobily and Virtustream in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia presents
tremendous opportunities,” said Rodney Rogers, chairman and CEO at
Virtustream. “Mobily is a leader in the telecommunications industry, and the
best possible partner for Virtustream. The power of Mobily’s fiber and mobile
networks and world class data centers behind a proven enterprise class cloud
solutions makes this offering truly unique.”
Virtustream is a leading cloud innovator offering enterprise class cloud
software and IaaS for enterprises, governments and service providers.
Virtustream simplifies moving complex IT to the cloud - whether private,
public or hybrid – while delivering the full economic and business benefits of
the cloud. Virtustream offers xStream:a secure, high availability, enterprise
class hybrid cloud solution, delivering application level SLAs for mission
critical applications (SAP, Oracle, Microsoft and thousands more). xStream is
available as software for existing data centers and as a managed service from
Virtustream's cloud – all backed byprofessional services to design, migrate,
and manage clouds.Virtustream offers xStream worldwide; owns data centers in
the U.S. and EMEA;operates an international Cloud Exchange; has offices in
San Francisco, New York, London, Washington D.C., Atlanta, Toronto and Dublin
and has partners in Asia and China.
Lisa Desmond, 615-368-7325
Heather Fitzsimmons, 650-800-7160
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