Sahara Net, the first certified product provider, and Lenovo will be responsible for providing the hardware for the Azure Stack. Through this successful collaboration, customers across all sectors will have access to the service, which meets their hybrid cloud computing needs.
Microsoft estimates that the size of Saudi Arabia’s cloud computing market is around $29 billion. However, this size is expected to increase, since it’s driven by a strong trend from government agencies in Saudi Arabia to take advantage of cloud computing and meet their digital transformation objectives, thus helping them achieve their 2030 Vision.
According to Dr. Mamdouh Najjar, the national technology officer at Microsoft Arabia, he predicts that cloud computing in Saudi Arabia would grow more rapidly than the global average to reach 25% annually by 2020. The growth in cloud computing will foster a clear regulatory environment, in addition to an urgent need for updates. More sophisticated computing tools will also be used, such as artificial intelligence.
Dr Najjar added: “Microsoft provides its services and solution for more than 2,000 private and public organizations in the Kingdom, and by introducing Azure Stack through our partners, Sahara Net and Lenovo, our customers will get the advantage of using the hybrid cloud computing services, to enhance their businesses and achieve their strategic goals.”
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