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STC selects Commvault for BaaS for KSA

Commvault has announced an agreement with STC to deliver a backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution.

Commvault’s Hemdan (l), says there are opportunities in data management.
Commvault’s Hemdan (l), says there are opportunities in data management.

Commvault, a provider of data protection and information management solution has announced an agreement with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to deliver a backup-as-a-service (BaaS) solution, utilising the STC cloud environment.

The two companies have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) at GITEX Technology Week, which will see them collaborate on solutions targeting public sector and SMEs in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with new cloud offerings.

STC is a leading service provider within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with more than 32 million customers in that market.

“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing tremendous growth, with huge potential for cloud adoption and backup as a service implementations. Through this cooperation with Commvault, we will be able to offer the best data management solutions available in the market to our customers,” says Dr Tarig M. Enaya, senior vice president of STC Enterprise Business Unit.

Bassam Hemdan, area vice president, Middle East, South Africa and Turkey, says the agreement, with an internationally recognised solutions leader like STC, represents a huge milestone for Commvault.