GITEX, Dubai UAE: Commvault (NASDAQ: CVLT), a leader in data protection and information management, today announced an agreement with Saudi Telecom Company (STC), to deliver a Backup-as-a-Service solution, utilising the STC cloud environment. A memorandum of understanding (MoU) agreement, was signed today at GITEX, to collaborate on solutions targeting public sector and small to medium sized enterprises in Kingdom of Saudi Arabia with the new cloud offering.
STC is a leading service provider within the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, with more than 32 million customers in that market. STC has a long history of industry leadership in embracing the latest technology for innovative services. This solution continues this tradition, helping customers to realise the true value of their data, while minimising complexity and cost.
“The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is witnessing tremendous growth, with huge potential for cloud adoption and backup as a service implementations. Through this cooperation with Commvault, we will be able to offer the best data management solutions available in the market to our customers.” Said Dr. Tarig M. Enaya, Senior Vice President of STC Enterprise Business Unit
Commvault is recognized as an industry leader by STC and was named a leader – for the sixth straight year – in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Data Center Backup and Recovery Software.
“This agreement, with an internationally recognized solutions leader like STC, represents a huge milestone for Commvault. We see big opportunities for better data management as-a-service for hybrid, public and private cloud environments across the region, and we believe that agreements like this will help further promote the implementation of these secure and effective solutions.” Bassam Hemdan, Area Vice President, Middle East, South Africa and Turkey.
With their headquarters in Riyadh, Saudi Telecom Group is the largest in the Middle East and North Africa based on its market value as it generated over 50,836,000,000 billion riyals (13,556,000,000 dollars) in realizable revenue in 2015 and 9,334,000,000 billion riyals (2,489,000,000 dollars) as net income.
STC was established in 1998 and currently counts about 100,000,000 customers worldwide and to which they provide high-technology knowledge-based innovative solutions. It focuses on providing services to customers through a fiber-optic network that spans 137,000 kilometers across Asia, the Middle East and Europe.
In Saudi Arabia (the group’s main operation site) STC operates the largest modern mobile network in the Middle East as it covers more than 99% of the country’s populated areas in addition to providing 4G mobile broadband to more than 85% of the population across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.
Besides its main operation in Saudi Arabia, which it owns 100% of, STC’s investments include 100% ownership in Viva Bahrain, 51.8% shares in Viva Kuwait along with a management contract, 35% shares in Oger Telecom Limited in UAE and which controls Turk Telecom, Avea in Turkey, Cell-C in South Africa, 25% shares in Binariang GSM Holding in Malaysia which controls both Maxis in Malaysia and Aircel in India. In addition to the above-mentioned, STC has investments in information technology, content, distribution, contact centers and real estate, all of which support its telecom operations across the Middle East.
About the Commvault Data Platform and Solutions Portfolio:
The eleventh version of Commvault solutions portfolio is uniquely positioned to help customers activate their data by accelerating the transformation from legacy data management to a modern data environment to unlock critical business insight and drive new value from customers’ technology investments. The Commvault solutions portfolio is comprised of an industry-leading product offering in the areas of data protection and recovery, cloud, virtualization, archive, and file sync and share that addresses evolving market trends, growth areas, and customer use cases. The Commvault Data Platform is open and standards-based, helping customers better leverage data, improve IT operations, and enabling 3rd party innovation.