Virtual Vision (V2) has officially opened services for V2 Public Cloud – a public cloud offering based in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA) initiated in partnership with CloudSigma and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE). The launch ceremony took place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Riyadh on April 15th.
The ceremony invited leaders from across the IT industry and influential regional businesses to attend the launch of one of the first public cloud offerings based entirely in Saudi Arabia. Among the attendees were Hazem Sandouka, COO of Virtual Vision; Mohammed Al-Kharouf, CEO of Virtual Vision; Mohammed Al Jasser, Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Saudi Arabia; Wassim Al Baroudi, Channel and Alliance Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Robert Jenkins, CEO and co-founder of CloudSigma; and Trey Goede of Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures.
“This is a historical moment in the development of ICT infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, which is now developing smart solutions and advancing a digitized economy at an unprecedented rate,” said Hazem Sandouka, Chief Operating Officer at Virtual Vision. “With this launch, we are now ideally positioned to catalyze progress for the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 while ensuring that local businesses across all sectors are able to leverage new heights of innovation through the unique agility and scalability offered by V2 Public Cloud.”
Mohammed Al-Kharouf, Chief Executive Officer at Virtual Vision said: “Cloud services are increasingly in demand across the region as businesses continue to scale and adapt to new regulations and customer expectations. With V2 Public Cloud being one of the first-ever public cloud offerings entirely based in Saudi Arabia, we are now able to support local corporate and government clients who must safeguard data assets locally in order to adhere to compliance regulations or logistical preferences, and so demonstrate our continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of value for our customers.”
Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Vice President of Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide at Hewlett Packard Enterprise said: “We are excited to be working with V2 and to have the opportunity to bring our comprehensive portfolio of cloud services and infrastructure to customers in Saudi Arabia, as well as the wider GCC region. Our partnership moving forward from this launch will enable us to support local organizations as they take on the challenges offered by cloud computing and ongoing digital transformation.”
Robert Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CloudSigma said: “CloudSigma are proud to have witnessed the launch of this public offering as we move forward to delivering a unique set of services for both KSA and the wider region through our partnership with V2. Through the provision of an entirely localized product that draws from a decade of operational excellence in cloud computing, we stand confident that customers across all sectors in this region will source a new standard of customer service from this offering.”