GBM’s Kuwaiti arm elevated to VMware Premier partner

KBM also named as a VMware Professional Services Organisation (PSO) in the GCC country

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GBM’s Kuwaiti arm elevated to VMware Premier partner KBM will from now be responsible for the assessment, analysis and planning for the successful design and deployment of VMware solutions.
By  David Ndichu Published  February 12, 2017

Khorafi Business Machines (KBM) has been awarded the Solution Provider Premier Partner status by VMware.

The achievement by KBM emanates from investment in training and dedication to excellence in delivering VMware virtualisation solutions, the company says. KBM has also been announced as a VMware Professional Services Organisation (PSO) in Kuwait, which is recognition of KBM employees as VMware subject matter experts and enables them to offer consulting services on all phases of the technology lifecycle.

Khorafi Business Machines is the Kuwait arm of UAE-based IT solutions provider Gulf Business Machines (GBM).

KBM has been a partner of VMware in the region for several years, and has played a major part in optimising IT operations and resources for multiple clients. With the official recognition as a VMware PSO, KBM will be responsible for the assessment, analysis and planning for the successful design and deployment of VMware solutions. KBM will also provide on-site advocacy and guidance customised to the business environment and clients’ business goals.

Abdullah Al Najjar, brands manager at KBM said, “KBM has been a key player in the Kuwait IT market since 1990 and our clients value our in-depth local knowledge and our expertise in deploying international solutions through a strong, collaborative regional network. Our partnership with VMware has enabled us to provide virtualized infrastructure offerings to the Kuwait IT market, thus allowing our customers to do businesses with greater efficiency, agility, control and in a cost-effective manner.

“We are proud to be recognized as a Premier level partner as well as receive the distinction of being a VMware PSO, and we look forward to advancing our collaborative relationship with VMware in Kuwait”. 

Ossama Eldeeb, senior manager, MENA partner organisation at VMware said: “At VMware, we seek to work with partners who can showcase to customers the unique value VMware’s innovative products and solutions offer - from the device to the data centre to the cloud. The recognition of KBM as a Solution Provider Premier Partner is well-deserved, as KBM has successfully deployed our technologies in the Kuwait market with the highest quality of service provided to customers. This has also led to KBM successfully qualifying to be a VMware PSO in Kuwait.”

As a VMware PSO, KBM will work with customers to help lower their IT operational costs while having access to the most reliable infrastructure solutions. KBM will also lay the foundation for customers to implement innovative infrastructure solutions such as Software Defined Infrastructure in the future.

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