Etisalat exclusively leases wholesale data capacity from Gulf Data Hub

Etisalat exclusively leases wholesale data capacity from Gulf Data Hub

Etisalat announced its exclusive strategic long-term wholesale lease agreement with Gulf Data Hub to acquire the full capacity of its Tier III datacentre to provide datacentre services to private enterprises, government entities and cloud service providers. Gulf Data Hub, part of the UAE based Al Ashram Group claims to be…

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46% EMEA enterprises feel network automation does not meet requirements

46% EMEA enterprises feel network automation does not meet requirements

Juniper Networks, a global vendor in automated, scalable and secure networks, announced the results of independent market research that examined the status of network automation projects and strategies across the Europe, Middle East and Africa region, as well as the region’s aspirations over the next two years. The research, conducted…

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Ingram Micro appointed distributor for Lenovo’s datacentre in Saudi Arabia

Ingram Micro appointed distributor for Lenovo’s datacentre in Saudi Arabia

Lenovo Datacentre Group, a global vendor in the provision of optimum end-to-end data solutions and services, announced the appointment of Ingram Micro, as its value-added distributor in Saudi Arabia. As a part of this agreement, Ingram Micro will be responsible for providing specialisation, coverage and operational management of Lenovo DCG’s…

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VMware names Alpha Data as Commercial Partner of the Year at VMworld

VMware names Alpha Data as Commercial Partner of the Year at VMworld

Alpha Data, the UAE systems integrator, received the Commercial Partner of the Year 2017 Award from VMware Middle East during the VMworld2017 awards ceremony held recently in Barcelona, Spain. The company was recognised for its outstanding performance and high volume of transactions in the MENA region. Cloud computing and platform…

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94% service providers to deploy Cloud RAN in 5G networks

94% service providers to deploy Cloud RAN in 5G networks

Mavenir, focused on accelerating software network transformation and redefining mobile network economics for communications service providers, announced the results of a new global 5G Operator Survey. The survey, just completed by Heavy Reading in November 2017, unveils important new findings regarding the 5G development and deployment plans of more than…

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There are no bad employees, only bad managers - Claude Schuck

There are no bad employees, only bad managers – Claude Schuck

As the Regional Manager for Africa at Veeam, Claude Schuck's current role is to head and lead a team across Africa. This is for the growth of Veeam and to strengthen its channel market not only in South Africa but also across the rest of the continent. Schuck is an…

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NTT Com partners with Internet Solutions to extend global colocation

NTT Com partners with Internet Solutions to extend global colocation

Internet Solutions of South Africa, the pan-African telecommunications services provider, which is a subsidiary of NTT Group’s Dimension Data and NTT Communications Corporation, announced that they have concluded a partnership, in order to deliver NTT Com’s Nexcenter datacentre service in the African continent. The partnership was signed in South Africa.…

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Mindware now master distributor for Ubiquiti Networks covering MENA

Mindware now master distributor for Ubiquiti Networks covering MENA

Mindware, the regional IT Distributor, announced the signing of a pan-Middle East contract with Ubiquiti Networks, manufacturer of wireless data communication equipment. The distribution contract will be covering all countries under Mindware’s regional umbrella, from the Levant and North Africa all the way to the Gulf and Pakistan, encompassing the…

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Saudi Arabian integrator NOVAsat awards $1.1M order to Comtech

Saudi Arabian integrator NOVAsat awards $1.1M order to Comtech

Comtech Telecommunications announced its Arizona-based subsidiary, Comtech EF Data Corp, which is part of Comtech’s Commercial Solutions segment, was awarded a $1.1 million order for infrastructure equipment from NOVAsat, a systems integrator in Saudi Arabia. The equipment will be utilised by a large mobile network operator to expand its existing…

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ABB and HPE sign partnership around data insights and OT integration  

ABB and HPE sign partnership around data insights and OT integration  

ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise, announced a strategic global partnership that combines ABB’s industry-leading digital offerings, ABB Ability, with HPE’s hybrid information technology IT solutions. The partnership will provide customers with solutions that generate actionable insights from vast amounts of industrial data to increase the efficiency and flexibility of their…

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BT integrates Cisco CPE and NFV solution into future 2018 services

BT integrates Cisco CPE and NFV solution into future 2018 services

BT announced an extension of its strategic partnership with Cisco to include two new capabilities: a new Cisco-based customer premise equipment virtualisation solution managed by BT Connect Edge and the integration of Cisco’s network automation and orchestration software platform into BT Connect Services Platform. The new capabilities are part of…

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Dell EMC appoints NIT distributor for Middle East and African countries

Dell EMC appoints NIT distributor for Middle East and African countries

NIT, an Ingram Micro Company and regional value-added distributor of IP surveillance and physical security solutions in Middle East, Turkey and Africa region, announced the signing of a distribution agreement with Dell EMC. Through this agreement, NIT is now authorised to distribute Dell EMC portfolio of servers, storage and active…

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dnata partners with IBM, Emirates Lab, flydubai to test blockchain

dnata partners with IBM, Emirates Lab, flydubai to test blockchain

dnata's cargo operations, in conjunction with Emirates Innovation Lab, IBM and flydubai Cargo, has created a new value proposition for cargo service delivery through the use of blockchain technology. This has added value by eliminating redundant data and improving visibility and transparency for all stakeholders. As a result, processes can…

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Veeam releases Availability Console, drives new vendor alliances

Veeam releases Availability Console, drives new vendor alliances

Veeam announced the availability of Veeam Availability Console, a free management console for service providers delivering Veeam-powered services, such as Backup as a Service and Disaster Recovery as a service, to more efficiently manage, track and invoice for these services. In addition, the Veeam console expands opportunities for resellers and…

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