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Saudi Telecom, Mirantis to offer first OpenStack public cloud solution in MEA

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Saudi Telecom, Mirantis to offer first OpenStack public cloud solution in MEA

An OpenStack company Mirantis and Saudi Telecom Company (STC) has announced a partnership to deliver public cloud services on Mirantis OpenStack. The cloud services will be initially delivered to STC customers, which has a presence in nine countries and is the largest telecommunications service provider in the Middle East and North Africa (MEA).

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“As the leading telecom provider in our region, we are innovating the delivery of new cost-effective services to meet the fast-growing demands of our customers,” said Dr. Tarig Enaya, SVP of Enterprise Business Unit in STC.

“Mirantis is an ideal partner to provide the base for STC’s OpenStack which is now powering our private, public and carrier-grade cloud initiatives to make STC Group the broadband provider of choice offering ubiquitous access, converged offerings and innovative content and application solutions,” he added.

It is the first OpenStack public cloud solution offered in MEA. STC invests heavily in next-generation networking services, such as OpenStack and Network Function Virtualization (NFV). The company is collaborating with Mirantis to explore the possibilities of future private cloud services and a carrier-grade NFV cloud service.

“Mirantis has invested heavily in next-generation services delivery on OpenStack and we’re pleased to partner with an innovation leader like Saudi Telecom,” said Boris Renski, co-founder, and CMO of Mirantis. “More and more of the world’s fast-growing telecommunications providers are turning to OpenStack as the preferred platform for their new cloud services.”

Ria Lakshman. V is a lead news writer at The Telecom Times. She studied Journalism at Manipal School of Communication and proceeded to work in newspapers and magazines, with technology as her focus area. Passionate about Telecommunications sector, her move to 'The Telecom Times' was a natural choice. Alongside, she also writes for Telecom Talk, where she covers news and tech commentaries in the sector of telecom. In the free time, Ria loves to go camping, read books, or sketch illustrations. She also runs a local design studio and promotes eco-friendly crafts. Ria can be found sharing her knowledge and insights on Twitter.

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