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Etihad Etisalat (Mobily), the leading mobile and data service provider in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia along with Virtustream, a Dell Technologies business, and Dell EMC announced a new strategic collaboration to support the development of Saudi Arabia's cloud computing market.

As part of the new relationship, new cloud computing services will be established at the Mobily Melgha 2 data center in Riyadh, which will be linked to the two existing cloud computing data centers located in Dammam and Jeddah. With this development, Mobily Business will own the largest cloud computing network in the Kingdom, enabling the company to offer unprecedented levels of secure cloud services to the Kingdom’s business sector. 

At present, Mobily Business provides cloud computing services from its data centers situated in Dammam and Jeddah. By expanding its cloud footprint to its Riyadh-based Melgha 2 data center, Mobily Business’customers will have the flexibility to choose the most suitable location to operate their applications and systems, without any impact to the standard of service. Mobily Business’ cloud computing services are currently being used by businesses across various sectors for its high operational efficiency, enhanced productivity and significant reduction of operating expenses. Virtustream will provide professional services to upgrade and enhance Mobily Business’ existing cloud footprint and will expand cloud environments for future cloud services.

Commenting on this, Eng. Ismail Alghamdi , Mobily’s CBO said, "Four years ago, Mobily Business embarked on its journey to provide cloud computing services across the Kingdom. Today, we ascertain our commitment by expanding our offerings in cloud services by signing a strategic partnership with the world's leading technology companies, Virtustream and Dell EMC, to provide highly-reliable services to meet the strong growth in cloud adoption in Saudi Arabia."

“Demand from enterprises migrating their mission critical applications to the cloud within Saudi Arabia has reached an all-time high,” said Simon Walsh, COO, Virtustream. “Consequently, we are working expediently with our regional partner, Mobily Business, to lend our expertise to the market and create opportunities for companies within the region to make the move to cloud.” 

Omar Akar, Director, Saudi Enterprise & Telco Levant, Dell EMC said, “We are happy to partner with Mobily Business to further expand its pioneering effort of providing secure cloud computing services to help organizations in the Kingdom meet their business needs of the future. Dell EMC is committed to delivering world-class technologies and advanced, innovative infrastructure to ensure increased efficiency and productivity for its customers.”

As industry leaders in cloud computing systems, Virtustream and Dell EMC will provide Mobily Business with advanced digital infrastructure and best practices to enable businesses in the Kingdom to unlock new enterprise value through cloud computing.

Mobily Business possesses extensive experience in ICT solutions and owns the largest portfolio of products in this field, including managed services, M2M device services, cloud computing and data centers.