08 March 2018
| James Pearce
datamena has revealed that OSN is to start trials of Microsoft Azure Expressroute in partnership with the du company, an announcement made at Capacity Middle East 2018.
The partnership will allow OSN to extend its on-premises
network into the Microsoft cloud running over a private
connection that is provided by datamena, a part of Emirates
Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC).
ExpressRoute is an Azure service that lets users create
private connections between Microsoft data centres and
infrastructure that’s on premises or in a
colocation facility. ExpressRoute connections do not go over
the public Internet, and offer higher security, reliability,
and speeds with lower latencies than typical Internet
connections, datamena claimed.
In some cases, using ExpressRoute connections to transfer
data between on-premises devices and Azure can yield
significant cost benefits, it added.
"This is another example of how datamena is working with
regional content players and Global Hyperscalers to facilitate
digital disruption in the Middle East," said Fahad Al Hassawi,
Deputy CEO, Telco Services, Emirates Integrated
"We have a long history and strong partnership with OSN who
we are proud to be working with as they continue their journey
of cloud innovation."
Fahad Al Hassawi,
Capacity Middle East