Vodafone named Egypt’s first VMware cloud provider

Vodafone named Egypt’s first VMware cloud provider

29 November 2019 | Natalie Bannerman

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Vodafone Egypt has become the country’s first cloud service provider to reach VMware Cloud verified status.

The achievement comes as part of the company’s plan to support and contribute to the government’s plans for digital transformation.

Speaking to Albawaba, Karim Shehata, enterprise unit director of Vodafone Egypt, said: “Being cloud verified by VMware underlines the excellence of Vodafone’s cloud services offered with the latest integrated technology, and is a testimony to the skill and expertise of our team and technical support staff, and their ability to help clients modernise their IT operations. This is in line with Vodafone’s services aimed at developing the ICT sector in Egypt. VMware solutions enable fast delivery of services to clients and provide necessary tools for cloud control and performance monitoring, with scalability and intrinsic security within a few minutes.”

Being the first VMware cloud verified partner enables Vodafone to offer diverse VMware cloud services, such as Infrastructure-as-a-Service, as well as giving customers fast and seamless access to the complete set of VMware cloud services.  

“Having Vodafone as a new service partner is part of VMware’s plan to expand further in North Africa, and to help transform Egypt into a hub of advanced cloud—based technology services,” added Ahmed El Saadi, country manager - Egypt, North Africa and Levant at VMware.

In August of this year, CenturyLink launched Private Cloud for VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS. CenturyLink’s fully managed service simplifies the way enterprises build software-defined data centres, while also delivering accelerated time-to-value for enterprise IT workloads. Jointly developed by AWS and VMware, CenturyLink Private Cloud for VMC on AWS delivers a seamless integrated hybrid cloud solution. It is due to be available across several regions by winter 2019.