du chooses Oracle cloud to power FEDnet
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du has teamed up with Oracle to accelerate the uptake of the UAE Federal Government Network (FEDNet) programme that provides a common infrastructure resource for any federal government entity.
This implementation will allow du to offer cloud infrastructure services to power various Smart Government initiatives including ‘mGovernment’ and ‘Big Data’.
“Oracle’s unique cloud solution allows us to leverage the simplicity, agility and elasticity of a cloud based deployment, on our own premise. This flexibility is vital for us to deliver rapidly scalable services while also complying with local regulations,” said Farid Faraidooni, deputy chief executive officer, Enterprise Solutions, du.
Under this initiative, du will deploy Oracle Exadata Cloud at Customer platform that will provide the simplicity of cloud coupled with the security and control of an on-premises deployment. With a subscription based, pay as you go model, this implementation will allow du to adopt an OPEX model to reduce cost while scaling with ease besides also offering better data management capabilities to various FEDnet entities.
“The FEDnet Cloud Service is at the heart of UAE’s Smart Government vision, and as the world’s most advanced database cloud that runs securely on premise behind your firewall, the Oracle Cloud at Customer solution is a perfect fit for du to support the implement of FEDnet programme”, said Abdul Rahman Al Thehaiban, senior vice president, technology, MEA and CEE, Oracle.