Etisalat, NEC partner for unified cloud service
Etisalat, a leading telecom company in the Middle East and Africa, has partnered with NEC, a global provider of Internet and enterprise business solutions, to deliver unified cloud services to the UAE and Middle East market.
The partnership enables Etisalat to deliver to the regional market a Cloud Unified Platform (CUP), which offers enterprises a one-stop-shop-solution for all their cloud service needs. The Etisalat CUP marketplace will have cloud services such as BigTinCan, LibreOffice among others.
The Etisalat CUP, which is hosted in Etisalat data centers in the UAE, cuts down on the time taken to conduct research to select a suitable cloud service, allowing customers to save on time and money. To maximize their benefits, clients also have the opportunity to contact Etisalat representatives, who offer their expert guidance on the best choice of cloud services to suit their business requirements.
The Etisalat CUP, powered by NEC, offers a carrier-grade services brokering, federation and aggregation platform, with multiple propositions on Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). The Etisalat CUP also entails a Development Platform for young entrepreneurs, where they can develop, compile, deploy and publish cloud applications in the CUP’s marketplace.
Abdulla Hashim, senior vice president- ICT, Etisalat UAE, said: “Adoption of Cloud Services in the region is gaining momentum, due to the obvious benefits it brings to customers and their businesses. However, selection and subscription to the right cloud service is no easy task. Customers find that the process of adoption can be time-consuming, as well as expensive.
“Our partnership with NEC has enabled us to offer Etisalat’s CUP solutions to the Middle East market, a one-stop-shop solution service that reduces expenditure in terms of both time, as well as money. All the propositions offered on Etisalat CUP have been well researched and evaluated, keeping clients’ requirements in mind.”
Noboru Takahashi, CEO of NEC Middle East, said: “The current market demand in the Middle East for cloud services is rapidly increasing, as an increasing number of small and medium business enterprises are adopting cloud services for its convenience benefits. As a global provider of technology solutions, we are proud to partner with Etisalat in its endeavor to bring state-of-the-art cloud technology solutions to the region.”
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