Alibaba Cloud Partners with Mannai Corporation in Qatar to Accelerate Regional Digital Transformation

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  • Alibaba will leverage Mannai’s in-depth experience and local presence to offer its best-in-class cloud computing infrastructure and cloud services in Qatar
  • The move will build on Qatar’s Vision 2030 agenda to accelerate IT infrastructure and technology capabilities across the country

Doha, Qatar: Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, today announced its partnership with Qatar’s leading system integrator, Mannai Corporation, to promote and distribute its advanced, reliable and secure cloud computing technology services, nationwide and in the region.

Through the partnership, Alibaba Cloud aims to empower local businesses through Mannai Corporation’s expertise in providing state of the art IT Solutions to customers in Qatar, while Mannai will strategically support Alibaba Cloud to promote and market the cloud-based solutions to expand its footprint in the region. The two parties will collaborate closely to upscale the cloud market and nurture local digital talents by empowering more enterprises to embrace cloud adoption and digitalisation.

The move also aims to support the State of Qatar’s pioneering efforts to enhance its digital economy with countless possibilities for consumers and businesses, while retaining its position as a leading hub for technological advancements and innovation.

Phillip Liu, General Manager of the Middle East and Africa, Alibaba Cloud Intelligence, said: “Qatar has been acclaimed as one of the fastest growing economies in the Middle East and Africa, and one that is already technologically poised to reap the rewards of the digital transformation. Through our collaboration with Mannai Corporation, we are committed to positioning the Middle East as a key market for our long-term goals and we strive to establish such strategic partnerships. We will continue to showcase our technology and infrastructure by helping more Qatari companies realise new efficiencies and value through the cloud in line with Qatar’s 2030 Vision.”

A Mannai Corporation spokesperson said: “Mannai Corporation is proud of the partnership with Alibaba Cloud and is part of the continual transformation and the on-going evolution of Mannai’s business strategy. This transformation is about adapting and shaping infrastructure, operations and business culture to meet the needs of Cloud-centric enterprises today and into the future.”

Since its foundation more than 30 years ago, Mannai Corporation has been working closely with public institutions and private businesses to support and lead the technological transformation of Qatar. Mannai has a customer base of more than 5,000 entities ranging from blue-chip enterprises to Ministries and SME private businesses to support them in enhancing their IT infrastructure and technological capabilities in line with Qatar’s National Vision 2030.

About Alibaba Cloud:

Established in 2009, Alibaba Cloud, the digital technology and intelligence backbone of Alibaba Group, is among the world’s top three IaaS providers, according to Gartner. It is also the largest provider of public cloud services in China, according to IDC. Alibaba Cloud provides a comprehensive suite of cloud computing services to businesses worldwide, including merchants doing business on Alibaba Group marketplaces, start-ups, corporations and public services. Alibaba Cloud is the official Cloud Services Partner of the International Olympic Committee. 

About Mannai Corporation:

Mannai Corporation, is Qatar’s leading Systems Integrator. Mannai Corporation provides end-to-end solutions throughout the whole technology stack. Starting from passive networking, to active networking, over servers & storage to peripheral IT Hardware, Cloud Solutions, Integrated IT solutions to customized software applications.