Saudi Arabia’s Edarat Group opts IBM cloud satellite to hasten clients digital transformation

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Middle East’s leading Data Centre and ICT Infrastructure company Edarat Group has selected IBM cloud satellite to offer hybrid cloud services to its clients in Saudi Arabia.

Using IBM cloud satellite, Edarat Group will allow its customers to run workloads in hybrid cloud environments while keeping their data in the Kingdom. This is crucial for regulated businesses such as financial services, telecommunications, and healthcare, as it allows them to run workloads in both local and global data centers.

IBM Cloud Satellite securely delivers IBM Cloud services to any location where data resides, whether at the edge, on-premises or across several public clouds. Its purpose is to allow clients to access cloud services quickly and securely in any environment.

Rather than migrating workloads entirely to the public cloud, Edarat Group’s enterprise customers can use secure IBM Cloud services in any environment where their data is stored, allowing them to comply with local regulations.

Fahad Alanazi
Fahad Alanazi
General Manager
IBM Saudi Arabia

“IBM is committed to accelerate our clients’ digital transformation journeys and support Saudi Arabia’s Vision 2030. With our collaboration with Edarat Group, we are helping them 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.”

The implementation of IBM Cloud Satellite is designed to increase Edarat Group’s agility and improve its operational efficiency in an increasingly competitive and evolving data center as well as ICT landscape in Saudi Arabia.

Edarat will leverage open hybrid cloud technologies to obtain better deployment flexibility, improved security, and access to advanced services that may fuel innovation, by expanding its cooperation with IBM.

Mr. Jihad Nehme, Transformation & Workload Migration Principal Consultant at Edarat Group said, “In a phased approach, we are addressing the evolution of the market landscape in the Kingdom and across the Middle East. As Saudi Vision 2030 has laid out a roadmap for digitalization, increasing numbers of companies require services and consultancy that embraces the agility and flexibility that their data requires.”

“Through IBM Cloud Satellite, we can comply with the comprehensive data regulations across the kingdom while providing the flexibility that hybrid cloud services allow our own workloads and in turn our own customers’ needs,” Mr. Nehme added.

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