STC and Mirantis partner for public cloud services

22 February 2016 |

Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and OpenStack company Mirantis have entered into a partnership to deliver public cloud services on its platform.

The partnership is designed to deliver public cloud services to STC customers across Saudi Arabia and the region. In addition, the telco is collaborating with Mirantis to explore delivering future private cloud services and and a carrier-grade NFV cloud service. 

“Mirantis is an ideal partner to provide the base for STC’s OpenStack which is now powering our private, public and carrier-grade cloud initiatives to make STC Group the broadband provider of choice offering ubiquitous access, converged offerings and innovative content and application solutions,” said Tarig Enaya, senior vice president of Enterprise Business Unit in STC. 

Mirantis claims the service is the first OpenStack public cloud solution offered in the Middle East. The company is said to have invested heavily in next-generation services delivery on OpenStack. 

The Middle East and Asia is expected to generate the highest cloud data traffic growth in the world, with cloud data predicted to increase to 260 billion gigabytes by 2018.