Posted on February 17, 2019

Ooredoo, the region’s leading enabler of digital business innovation along with global connectivity provider Colt Technology Services, has today announced the launch of Ooredoo’s Cloud Connect service, for business customers to scale innovation with global cloud providers.

Across all industry verticals and sectors, Qatar’s organisations are rapidly adopting cloud services to optimise costs, drive business agility and scale up innovation as they expand. With Ooredoo Cloud Connect, Ooredoo’s business customers can now establish managed cloud connectivity from their local data centre to global cloud service providers.

Yousuf Abdulla al Kubaisi, Chief Operating Officer, Ooredoo Qatar, said: “Our partnership with Colt provides our business customers with greater cloud choice and reliability. Our Ooredoo Cloud Connect provides secure cloud connectivity to enable real-time decision-making for digital transformation. Business customers can offload their cloud management to Ooredoo, so IT staff can focus on business innovation.” Using Ooredoo Cloud Connect, business customers can also subscribe to backup and disaster recovery orchestration. In the hybrid cloud, Ooredoo’s Cloud Connect customers can also add emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Big Data analytics, and Data Lakes. Ooredoo 

Cloud Connect services now connect to Colt’s intelligent, high bandwidth, cloud-integrated network, called the Colt IQ Network. The Colt IQ Network connects to more than 850 data centres and 27,500 on net buildings worldwide. Andrew Edison, Vice President of Wholesale for Colt Technology Services, said: “Many businesses are now turning to the cloud to drive their next wave of growth. This partnership with Ooredoo sees organisations being able to benefit from the global reach and density of the Colt IQ Network as well as the top cloud environments globally. We couldn’t be more thrilled to partner with Ooredoo.”

Business customers can leverage the Ooredoo Advantage, making Ooredoo “Best for Business”, thanks to its breadth and depth of talent, best fixed and mobile networks, broadest portfolio of ICT services and solutions and trusted partner for 60 years.