Watani Al Emarat chooses du to provide cloud migration at Dubai Pulse platform


du, Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) has been chosen as the cloud service provider of choice for Watani Al Emarat Foundation. This social development program promotes UAE national identity and good citizen practices within the local community.

The Foundation has identified the Dubai Pulse platform as the preferred secure cloud-hosting environment for obtaining complete managed services, and the leading national telco provider will be in charge of ensuring the successful migration of the Dubai Pulse cloud. The new relationship was formalized with a signing ceremony at the 41st GITEX Technology Week.

Fahad Al Hassawi, Chief Executive Officer, EITC, said: “Ever since the official launch, Dubai Pulse has demonstrated its practicality as a futuristic digital operating system that caters to and benefits every segment of our society. With cloud capabilities now becoming even more invaluable in today’s evolving operating environments, we are proud to reaffirm our commitment to supporting clients in their cloud migration journeys by utilizing our experience, expertise, and resources to ensure their goals and objectives are realized.”

He added, “GITEX 2021 represents the start of what promises to a successful partnership alongside Watani Al Emarat Foundation. We are eager to begin working with our new partner and equipping them with cloud-first capabilities they require to streamline business processes and ensure long-term operational sustainability.”

Dherar Belhoul Al Falasi, Executive Director, Watani Al Emarat Foundation, added: “Considering Dubai Pulse is a joint initiative between Smart Dubai and du, we identified from the outset that there is no organisation better suited for leading our platform cloud migration journey than du, which has a distinguished track record for delivering on its client transformation commitments. From our perspective, complete managed services accessible through Dubai Pulse will be central to our services for many years to come, and we are delighted that du will be supporting us in obtaining the services and capabilities we require.”

Watani Al Emarat Foundation is now pursuing its vision of increased scalability, performance, data security, and cost savings through new initiatives and IT services implementation on the cloud, as digital transformation acceleration continues to present organizations from all verticals with new and sustainable operating capabilities. The Foundation, in particular, requires a cloud-based file server to allow corporate users to share documents, seamless user and computer authentication and authorization in a Windows domain network, and the ability to assign and enforce security policies for all computers, including software updates and installation.

Watani Al Emarat Foundation’s cloud journey will begin with a smooth and quick installation. The ultimate result is re-defined business continuity, completely managed services, and access to essential networks and services. Du has proposed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) for active directory and managed services based on the Foundation’s criteria. Dubai Pulse, which is highly scalable, secure, and hosted in Tier 3 UAE datacenters, would provide these benefits.