UAE’s BIOS Middle East expands cloud services to Saudi Arabia

By Rahul Vaimal, Associate Editor
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UAE-based cloud and managed IT service provider BIOS Middle East has established two new cloud data centers in Riyadh and Jeddah to serve Saudi Arabian customers.

The cloud data centers were developed in late 2020 using the VMware cloud stack, which has been the core of BIOS’ UAE offerings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi since 2013.

BIOS Middle East said in a statement that its first group of clients has already been integrated, providing it with ready reference accounts in the financial services and healthcare sectors.

The new two cloud zones will allow the kingdom’s businesses to store all of their data within the country’s borders, addressing data residency requirements for controlled sectors. According to Saudi Arabian multinational petroleum and natural gas company Saudi Aramco, the kingdom’s cloud services market is valued at $10 billion.

The kingdom implemented its ‘cloud-first’ strategy in 2019, to promote the transformation of the public sector from conventional IT systems to cloud-based models. The purpose of the policy is to help Saudi organizations enhance productivity, reinforce cybersecurity, and encourage innovation to achieve the objectives of the Saudi Vision 2030 program.

Dominic Docherty
Dominic Docherty
Managing Director
BIOS Middle East

“Cloud services are essential to unlocking the benefits of digital transformation, which has been identified as a major strategic plank for Saudi Arabian organizations in line with Saudi Vision 2030. With this move, BIOS Middle East leverages its proven, award-winning expertise in public, private, and managed clouds to support Saudi organizations in their quest to meet those goals and stay responsive to customer needs. We started getting so many requests for cloud services in KSA, both from our UAE customers wanting to expand and from inbound leads that it became an obvious step for us to take. So far the response has been beyond our expectations and we are excited to invest and grow more in the Kingdom.”

BIOS Middle East

Founded in 2002, BIOS Middle East is a Managed Service & Cloud Provider that is headquartered in Dubai, UAE. The company intends to offer its customers digital assistance by providing managed services and cloud solutions backed by measurable Service level agreements (SLA). Other services by the company includes, Security-as-a-Service, Infrastructure-as-a-Service, Disaster Recovery-as-a-service, Managed Multi-cloud across their cloud, CloudHPT, AWS and Azure, and Blockchain-as-a-Service.