Friday, January 22, 2021

BIOS launches two new cloud zones in Saudi Arabia

BIOS Middle East has established two new cloud footprints in Riyadh and Jeddah to serve customers in Saudi Arabia. These were built out in late 2020 using the VMware cloud stack which has been the core of BIOS’ UAE offerings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi since 2013. Along with the launch of the new zones, BIOS has also confirmed that the first set of customers have already been onboarded, providing it with strong reference accounts in financial services and healthcare sectors.  

The two new cloud zones allow companies in Saudi Arabia to keep all their data within the borders of the country, which meets with compliance requirements for many business sectors. Customers can now move their production workloads to the managed secure cloud platform with ease or take advantage of Gartner Magic Quadrant-rated disaster recovery services to another city. Following the successful model from the UAE, BIOS aims to help its customers in Saudi Arabia to eliminate their IT capital costs and reduce their operational costs while achieving a better service level. 

BIOS Middle East brings its ISO-certified cloud to organisations across Saudi Arabia, offering regional expertise in Infrastructure as a service and Disaster Recovery as a service. BIOS Middle East will operate datacentres in the key commercial centres of Riyadh and Jeddah but will continue to service organisations all over the country as they look to streamline operations and launch new digital services. 

“Cloud services are essential to unlocking the benefits of digital transformation, which has been identified as a major strategic plank for Saudi Arabian organisations in line with Saudi Vision 2030. With this move, BIOS Middle East leverages its proven, award-winning expertise in public, private, and managed clouds to support Saudi organisations in their quest to meet those goals and stay responsive to customer needs,” said Dominic Docherty, Managing Director, BIOS Middle East. We started getting so many requests for cloud services in Saudi Arabia, both from our UAE customers wanting to expand and from inbound leads that it became an obvious step of us to take. So far the response has been beyond our expectations and we are super excited to invest and grow more in Saudi Arabia”

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