Mobily launches new cloud server model
Riyadh, January 22, 2012
Saudi telecom operaator Etihad Etisalat (Mobily) has announced the launch of its public 'Cloud Server” infrastructure based on the On-demand, Self-service, Scalable and Measureable (OSSM) model.
Mobily said with this launch it has become first operator in the region to offer the full web provisioned Cloud Server, infrastructure as a service, for its business customers.
The new service allows the customer to focus on their main businesses, start immediately rather than build and manage their own IT infrastructure and solutions and shields them from day to day infrastructure concerns and risks.
Mobily Cloud Server service offers reduce total cost of ownership, no initial investment and provide customers predictable monthly service charges, where customers pays for the time they use the resources, said a top official.
'Mobily cloud service is transforming the traditional IT environment. It addresses the complexity, inefficiency and inflexibility by offering dynamic, scalable IT resources like CPU, memory, network, software, storage; and helps customer to become more agile and cost effective to their businesses,' remarked Khalid Al-Kaf, managing director and CEO.
Cloud Server, he said, was a paradigm shift from client–server technology which delivers convenient, on-demand access to highly available pools of resources with same level of security and reduces the provisioning times from weeks to minutes.
With Mobily “Cloud Server” services the payback period for customers is months instead of years, he stated.
Besides the customer can test and enjoy the demo services free of charge for a month, he added.
Al-Kaf said that with the launch of “cloud server” service in Saudi Arabia and the region, “Mobily' aims to enrich the ICT services with cost effective solutions to serve the business sector.
'It is of vital importance for all economic entities, as it helps to manage their spending on IT Capex and Opex,' he added.-TradeArabia News Service