Ankabut embraces hybrid cloud, with Microsoft Azure Stack and Huawei

Implementation marks first Microsoft Azure Stack solution in GCC and the ME Region

With Ankabut Azure, there is no need any more to develop new clouds for educational institutions in UAE and the region, Dr Al Nuaimi said.
With Ankabut Azure, there is no need any more to develop new clouds for educational institutions in UAE and the region, Dr Al Nuaimi said.

Ankabut has deployed a Microsoft Azure Stack hybrid cloud architecture, in partnership with Huawei.

Ankabut is the United Arab Emirates’ Advanced National Research and Education Network (NREN), offering academic institutions connectivity to other education networks around the world. Through this partnership, Ankabut will offer partner educational institutes simplified management, cost optimisation and added value services.

Fahem Al Nuaimi, Ankabut CEO commented, “We are the first to be implementing Azure Stack in the UAE and the region, which will enable our partners to host their data locally, as well as more cost effectively, with a great quality of service. With Ankabut Azure, there is no need any more to develop new clouds for educational institutions in UAE and the region. Ankabut Azure Stack will provide this service with high level of reliability and quality, and less complexity and cost.”

Microsoft Azure Stack is a hybrid cloud platform that lets organisations deliver Azure services in their datacentre. Azure Stack integrated systems ranges in different sizes from 4-12 nodes and are jointly supported by the hardware partner and Microsoft. Ankabut’s will be the first implementation of Microsoft’s Azure Stack solution in GCC and the ME Region.

Lishi, Huawei UAE CEO said, “Ankabut has proved to be a forerunner in taking advantage of the most advanced ICT solutions to improve the academic and educations institutions networks and lead a successful journey so far in this field. We are proud to be the solution providers for Ankabut and believe this partnership will play a key role in supporting the national targets and vision of UAE to create a knowledge-based, diversified economy, through improving the education infrastructure. The Azure solution will provide the entire Azure Stack marketplace as well as Azure marketplace as a connected model, eliminating the need to develop new clouds for educational institutions in UAE, hence strengthening the UAE’s position as a regional leader in educational services.”

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