Virtual Vision partners with CloudSigma, HPE to launch cloud in Saudi Arabia
Virtual Vision V2, has officially opened services for V2 Public Cloud – a public cloud offering based in Saudi Arabia, initiated in partnership with CloudSigma and Hewlett Packard Enterprise HPE.
The ceremony invited leaders from across the IT industry and influential regional businesses to attend the launch of one of the first public cloud offerings based entirely in Saudi Arabia. Among the attendees were Hazem Sandouka, COO of Virtual Vision; Mohammed Al-Kharouf, CEO of Virtual Vision; Mohammed Al Jasser, Managing Director of Hewlett Packard Enterprise Saudi Arabia; Wassim Al Baroudi, Channel and Alliance Manager at Hewlett Packard Enterprise; Robert Jenkins, CEO and co-founder of CloudSigma; and Trey Goede of Saudi Aramco Entrepreneurship Ventures.
“This is a historical moment in the development of ICT infrastructure in Saudi Arabia, which is now developing smart solutions and advancing a digitised economy at an unprecedented rate,” said Hazem Sandouka, Chief Operating Officer at Virtual Vision. “With this launch, we are now ideally positioned to catalyse progress for the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030 while ensuring that local businesses across all sectors are able to leverage new heights of innovation through the unique agility and scalability offered by V2 Public Cloud.”
The V2 Public Cloud allows V2 to extend its diverse portfolio of services for companies across all industries in Saudi Arabia and the wider region while contributing to the ongoing development of the nation’s expanding ICT infrastructure as well as advancing the objectives of Saudi Vision 2030. The new offering provides businesses with a comprehensive set of capabilities spanning server virtualisation, high performance storage, public and private networking interfaces, disaster recovery-as-a-service and cloud support services.
Mohammed Al-Kharouf, Chief Executive Officer at Virtual Vision said: “Cloud services are increasingly in demand across the region as businesses continue to scale and adapt to new regulations and customer expectations. With V2 Public Cloud being one of the first-ever public cloud offerings entirely based in Saudi Arabia, we are now able to support local corporate and government clients who must safeguard data assets locally in order to adhere to compliance regulations or logistical preferences, and so demonstrate our continued commitment to delivering the highest standard of value for our customers.”
Xavier Poisson Gouyou Beauchamps, Vice President of Service Providers and Cloud28+ Worldwide at Hewlett Packard Enterprise said: “We are excited to be working with V2 and to have the opportunity to bring our comprehensive portfolio of cloud services and infrastructure to customers in Saudi Arabia, as well as the wider GCC region. Our partnership moving forward from this launch will enable us to support local organisations as they take on the challenges offered by cloud computing and ongoing digital transformation.”
Robert Jenkins, Chief Executive Officer and Co-Founder of CloudSigma said: “CloudSigma are proud to have witnessed the launch of this public offering as we move forward to delivering a unique set of services for both Saudi Arabia and the wider region through our partnership with V2. Through the provision of an entirely localised product that draws from a decade of operational excellence in cloud computing, we stand confident that customers across all sectors in this region will source a new standard of customer service from this offering.”
V2 is committed to bringing the world’s latest technologies, services, products and solutions to Saudi Arabia and the wider Middle East. A cloud solution provider in both the public and private cloud, V2 is a Business Technology company that provides products based exclusively on the needs of organisations. Placing value in the adoption of new ideas and a focus on cloud deployments, the company has been providing established services with customers across Saudi Arabia since 2006.
Virtual Vision is a full solution provider offering public and private cloud services, specialised application infrastructure, and 24/7 customer support and consulting services.