Organizations are starting to invest in hybrid cloud environments as revenue from cloud business in the UAE is expected to increase by AED 20 billion by the year 2022, industry experts announced on Monday.
The country’s public cloud spend is seen to multiply to more than AED 1.2 billion by 2022; creating 55,000 job opportunities.
As part of providing UAE organisations with integrated cloud experiences and digital workspaces, Dell Technologies and Microsoft have extended partnership for VMware Cloud on the Microsoft Azure public cloud.
Microsoft has shown an intention to open its first Middle East data centre in the UAE, which will provide new levels of best practices in the cloud business for organisations in the country, said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO of Condo Protego, a UAE-based IT infrastructure, and information management consultancy and solutions provider.
Market research firm IDC stated that not every UAE organisation have to move solely to the public cloud, as, the highest levels of business innovation sometimes come based on a hybrid cloud model.
At the UAE’s level, Condo Protego forecasts strong hybrid cloud demand that will be from both medium and larger enterprises that cover various sectors, such as government and oil and gas, education, retail, as well as transport and logistics.