Du unveils cloud-based business service

Telco inks deal with Encloud to expand managed services offering

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Du unveils cloud-based business service Bamatraf: [The platform gives] our enterprise customers the freedom to focus on their core business while we take care of the rest.
By  Roger Field Published  June 17, 2013

UAE telco du has partnered with Dubai-based cloud specialist, Encloud, to launch a cloud-based service for enterprise.

The new enterprise solution, called Business Cloud Platform, provides du's enterprise customers with access to various flexible cloud services, covering infrastructure platform and software.

The service offers "standard cloud building blocks" that support multiple market segments, from small-to-medium enterprises through to large enterprise customers, the telco said.

Du and Encloud are working with industry heavyweights Cisco, EMC and Citrix to deliver the service.

The services offered can be tailored to the requirements of each customer, giving them complete control of their cloud investment and also allowing then access to new cloud products. Du said that the service offers flexible packages for virtual servers, virtual storage and data backup with bundled bandwidth. Customers can also subscribe to more advanced services such as private cloud, community cloud and virtual desktop. The service is available on a "pay-as-you-grow" OPEX model.

"Managed services provide companies with the opportunity to employ a full suite of IT services to suit their business needs, without having to directly employ professionals within their company," said Hatem Bamatraf, executive vice-president enterprise, du.

"The launch of du Business Cloud Platform services brings further value to our managed services suite, giving our enterprise customers the freedom to focus on their core business while we take care of the rest."

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