IBM has announced that Edarat Group, a Datacentre and Information and Communications Technology, ICT, Infrastructure firm in the Middle East, has selected IBM Cloud Satellite to enable its customers in Saudi Arabia to harness IBM Cloud services in hybrid cloud environments. Using IBM Cloud Satellite, Edarat Group will enable its customers to run workloads in hybrid cloud environments while keeping their data in Saudi Arabia.
This is a key for regulated industries like financial services, telco, and healthcare, and can allow companies in these industries to run workloads in local and global datacentres. This will be a catalyst for technology innovation in Saudi Arabia, a core component of the Kingdom’s Vision 2030.
IBM Cloud Satellite brings IBM Cloud services securely to any environment where data resides, whether at the edge, on premises, or on multiple public clouds. It is designed to enable clients to access cloud services with speed and security across any environment.
Rather than having to migrate workloads fully to a public cloud environment, Edarat Group’s enterprise customers can access secure IBM Cloud services in any environment where their data resides, allowing them to abide by local regulation.
The adoption of IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to improve Edarat Group’s agility and enhance its operational efficiency in an increasingly competitive and evolving datacentre and ICT landscape in Saudi Arabia. By expanding the partnership with IBM, Edarat will harness open hybrid cloud technologies to gain better deployment flexibility, enhanced security, and access to advanced services that can fuel innovation.
Jihad Nehme, Transformation and Workload Migration Principal Consultant, Edarat Group, said, “The evolution of the market landscape in the Kingdom and across the Middle East is addressed in a phased approach. As Saudi Vision 2030 has laid out a roadmap for digitalisation, increasing numbers of companies require services and consultancy that embraces the agility and flexibility that their data requires. Through IBM Cloud Satellite, the comprehensive data regulations across the kingdom are complied with, while providing the flexibility that hybrid cloud services allow the workloads and, in turn, the customers’ needs.”
Fahad Alanazi, General Manager, IBM Saudi Arabia, said, “IBM is committed to accelerate the clients’ digital transformation journeys and supports Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. With the collaboration with Edarat Group, they are helped to transform their enterprise offerings to meet the rapidly evolving digital needs of their customers. By leveraging IBM Cloud Satellite, Edarat Group will be able to harness the power of IBM’s hybrid cloud capabilities, while allowing clients to securely deploy secure and open IBM Cloud services in any environment they choose, on-premises, any public cloud, or at the edge.”