Zain to boost cloud offer with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure

Zain to boost cloud offer with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect

05 September 2019 | Alan Burkitt-Gray

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Zain is to offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

The company, based in Kuwait, said the deal will boost its own cloud-based activities that allow customers to connect their offices and data centres to Oracle’s Cloud over Zain’s international MPLS network with dedicated bandwidth options ranging from 10Mbps up to 10Gbps.

Henri Kassab (pictured), Zain’s group managing director for international, wholesale and roaming said: “We have identified the government and enterprise market as key strategic customers and we are dedicated to providing them with the latest and most robust tools and solutions for them to go about their businesses successfully.”

Zain, which operates in eight markets across the Middle East and North Africa (MENA), said its Zain Cloud Connect is an innovative platform that connects customers and different cloud service providers in a simple and cost-effective way.

Kassab said: “Zain has been a pioneering company since inception and so we are proud to introduce another first to the communications sector in the MENA region through the availability of Oracle FastConnect. We believe strongly that innovation is driven by the delivery of cutting-edge solutions, and Zain continues to seek out partnerships with market-leading technology providers to achieve this goal.”

Vinay Kumar, VP of product management at Oracle Cloud Infrastructure, said: “With the FastConnect service, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”