Cloud adoption in the Middle East

The first government owned organisation in the Middle East closed its data centers and moved its entire IT infrastructure to the cloud, ITP reports. This is largely to reduce cost but also improve security.

“We are proud to be the first company in Bahrain to migrate our entire IT infrastructure from legacy systems to the cloud-based offering of AWS said Mahmood H Alkooheji, CEO of Mumtalakat.

Back in the 2016 Gartner has said “by 2020, a corporate “no-cloud” policy will be as rare as a “no-Internet” policy is today”. This effectively translates to a) consumer are more and more hard pressed when it comes to hardware costs and maintenance; b) vendors assume organisation will inevitably consume Cloud technology and c) perhaps more importantly benefits of Cloud enabled technologies such AI, sandboxing or threat isolation far outweigh that of the more traditional on-premise delivery model.

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