Tech giant Huawei to expand education cloud with UAE’s Ankabut

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE’s Advanced National Research and Education Network, Ankabut has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Chinese multinational technology company, Huawei to expand one of the leading education clouds in the UAE and the Middle East.

This collaboration reconfirms Huawei as the long-term cloud solution provider and strategic technology partner of Ankabut. Earlier last year, Ankabut has chosen Huawei as a partner to develop the new education cloud platform & software-defined data center.

With phase one of the cloud established, the two organizations will now work together to extend the current footprint using Huawei Cloud Stack Solution & software-defined data center. And also it strengthens the role of the UAE as a leader in educational services and accelerates the digital transformation. The expanded software-defined data center will enable Ankabut to provide educators in the UAE and across the region with innovative services.

Fahem Al Nuaimi
Fahem Al Nuaimi
CEO – Ankabut

“Ankabut is pleased to expand its existing relationship with Huawei as our long-term cloud solution provider and strategic technology partner. By working with Huawei, Ankabut has established the best education cloud, software-defined data center in the UAE and the entire Middle East, while making it accessible to more universities and academic institutions. We have decided to expand the footprint of that cloud taking advantage of Huawei’s advanced technology to lead the digital transformation journey of the education industry.”

David Shi, President of Enterprise Business Group, Huawei Middle East, added: “Ankabut has been a forerunner in adopting the most advanced ICT solutions and services, and today plays a key role in improving academic institutions’ services. Huawei is proud to extend our cooperation with Ankabut and expand the cloud and software-defined data center we have worked together on previously. It is our pleasure to support Ankabut in achieving its vision while enabling the digital transformation journey of the UAE’s education sector.”


Ankabut, an initiative of Khalifa University and funded by the ICT Fund, is the Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN) of the UAE that provides academic institutions with access to other education networks around the world. It intends to create an opportunity for the UAE to be a global leader in research and education. Also, it supports initiatives in the e-learning environment, library content, distribution systems, and research collaboration.