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Etisalat today announced its strategic partnership with UAE-based conglomerate DBA (Darwish bin Ahmed & Sons) Group to provide Etisalat OneCloud services in support of its digital transformation process.

As part of the agreement, DBA Group will be migrating its entire IT infrastructure to Etisalat OneCloud. The landmark project is underway, with operations of two major DBA subsidiaries – Saif bin Darwish and AHI Carrier – having already migrated to Etisalat OneCloud.

Abdulla Darwish Al Ketbi, Chairman, DBA Group, said: “It has been ingrained in the corporate policy of DBA group to have strong fundamentals on Technology. Our success over the years is based on that backbone. Our partnership with Etisalat is long and varied like IoT solutions, managed data networks, Digital security etc. We are extremely happy that we are partnering with Etisalat One Cloud which is entirely UAE based, as we move forward in our technology transformation”.

Sultan Al Dhaheri, General Manager, Etisalat, said: “We are pleased to offer Etisalat’s OneCloud services that cater to the growing needs of DBA Group, a prominent UAE-based conglomerate with international operations. With Etisalat’s corporate strategy focusing on 'Driving the digital future', we are working closely with all our customers and partners to transform their businesses by investing in digital services and solutions. Etisalat’s OneCloud solution is a vital tool in enabling DBA Group’s digital transformation aimed at improving efficiency, transparency and resilience through new technology.”

Etisalat OneCloud offers a wide range of cloud solutions designed to fulfill the security, performance and data location needs of UAE enterprises. This end-to-end managed cloud solution includes infrastructure-as-a-service, managed security services, managed backup, managed applications and managed disaster recovery services.

DBA is one of the most reputed business organizations based in the UAE’s capital with a portfolio that includes Construction, Automotive, HVAC, Real Estate, IT Solutions among others.

The group had re-engineered its Vision & Mission in the mid-nineties to foray and expand much internationally and now has business interests in over 35 countries. DBA Management identified “Technology” as a key driving factor for the ongoing growth. A sound IT Infrastructure built on a world-class ERP Solution, Business Intelligence and Planning Tools, facilitate group-wide integration of core Corporate Activities. Migration to Etisalat OneCloud is a logical step forward.

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