STC unites with CISCO to accelerate its cloud journey

By Shilpa Annie Joseph, Official Reporter
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Saudi Arabia-based leading digital operator, STC has partnered with CISCO in order to expand its cloud services to maintain a competitive edge, foster innovation, and transform interactions with digital services.

The collaboration with CISCO will be a key component to STC realizing its ambitions for the 5G future. Through this partnership, STC can quickly integrate cloud-based apps and features targeted to specific customer segments.

Furthermore, STC will be able to offer high quality and better telco applications while reducing the time to roll out new services by pursuing a cloud-first approach and transforming their stacks into cloud-native architecture using the CISCO cloud platform, Redhat Openshift Container Platform, Full automation suite, and DevOps Digital pipeline.

STC’s cloud platform provides the automation for the virtual environment with management and operations capabilities to provide a complete yet open and vendor-agnostic platform backed by proven system integration capabilities and expertise in the telco market and poses higher requirements on platform efficiency, operation agility, and SLA reliability.

The move aligns with STC’s commitment to continuous, customer-driven innovation and to deliver highly reliable, cost-effective, and secure cloud services while focusing on the delivery of large-scale network services that meet its customers’ evolving needs.

Eng. Anwar I. Alsubhi, Cloud infrastructure GM at STC stated that, “As a leading digital operator in the region, we have achieved a lot of transformative change in a short time. We have an opportunity with our cloud-first approach to improving the economics of 5G & Cloud stacks to transform the way we are dealing with our network to create faster and more compelling experiences at scale. We work together with CISCO seeking new ways to drive market differentiation and deliver business outcomes through agile, secure infrastructure, at every stage of the technology journey.”

“With this collaboration, our Telco Cloud solution will help accelerate the deployment of the next generation of secure, agile digital services. This will drive innovation around STC’s multivendor workload services and further strengthen its digital transformation efforts,” said Mr. Adam MacHale Vice President of EMEA Service Provider at CISCO.

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