Cloud infrastructure can deliver digital workspaces and productivity

15 January, 2018
Cloud infrastructure can deliver digital workspaces and productivity

Ossama Eldeeb, Senior Manager, MENA Partner Organisation, VMware.

2017: YEAR IN REVIEW

In 2017, VMware had a marquee year. VMware announced partnerships with Amadeus, Amazon Web Services, Dell EMC, Fujitsu, Google, HARMAN, HP, Microsoft, Oracle, Samsung, Vodafone Group. VMware launched new and expanded versions of cloud, mobility, virtualisation, and security solutions, led by AppDefense and NSX.

Supporting software-defined technology take-up, VMware signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeloCloud Networks. This has the potential to be a game-changer in the industry, as VeloCloud will enable VMware to build on its successful VMware NSX platform to expand across end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation, and security from the datacentreto the cloud to the edge.

In the Middle East, VMware also announced a partnership with StarLink to become the world’s first specialised distributor for VMware’s NSX SDN solution. StarLink is one of the fastest-growing value-added distributors in the region with 770 partners, and will expand VMware NSX’s regional channel breadth and revenue growth.

“The Middle East’s main business driver for innovative technology take-up is the urgency in becoming digital businesses in the digital economy and Internet of Things era,” says Ossama Eldeeb, Senior Manager, MENA Partner Organisation, VMware. Educating CIOs on the need for having a software-defined approach to their IT infrastructure to boost business competitiveness, efficiency, and productivity remains one of the biggest inhibitors to digital business in the Middle East.

VMware and its channel partner ecosystem are educating CIOs on the need for the right IT mobile cloud infrastructure to deliver digital workspaces, enhance employee productivity, and new digital business models. VMware is committed to supporting the Middle East’s digital transformation.

Over the past year, in the Middle East, VMware announced digital transformation partnerships with leading innovators such as AL-MAWARID Bank in Lebanon and the Saudi Ministry of Municipal and Rural Affairs. VMware also joined forces with educational institutions in UAE and the Saudi Arabia to drive digital skills.

Key takeaways

  • VMware is committed to supporting the Middle East’s digital transformation.
  • VMware launched new and expanded versions of cloud, mobility, virtualisation, and security solutions, led by AppDefense and NSX.
  • Supporting software-defined technology take-up, VMware signed a definitive agreement to acquire VeloCloud Networks, which has the potential to be a game-changer in the industry.
  • VeloCloud will enable VMware to build on its successful VMware NSX platform to expand across end-to-end automation, application continuity, branch transformation, and security from the datacentre to the cloud to the edge.
  • The Middle East’s main business driver for innovative technology take-up is the urgency in becoming digital businesses in the digital economy and Internet of Things era.
  • Educating CIOs on the need for having a software-defined approach to their IT infrastructure to boost business competitiveness, efficiency, and productivity remains one of the biggest inhibitors to digital business in the Middle East.
  • VMware and its channel partner ecosystem are educating CIOs on the need for the right IT mobile cloud infrastructure to deliver digital workspaces, enhance employee productivity, and new digital business models.

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