Saudi Telecom, represented by STC Business, Saudi Arabia’s leading ICT services provider, signed an agreement with F5 Networks Inc as an STC Cloud Marketplace partner on the sidelines of GITEX 2015 participation.
According to the terms of the agreement, STC will sell F5 cloud offerings as a service for use in both public and private environments. This will initially include F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM) to simplify, automate, and customize application delivery, and BIG-IP® Application Security Manager™ (ASM), which offers protection against OWASP top 10 threats, application vulnerabilities, and zero-day attacks.
Tarig M. Enaya, Senior Vice President of STC Enterprise: “We are working closely with technology companies like F5 to enrich our cloud service portfolio to better serve our customers through STC Marketplace – a one stop-shop for customers to auto-provision cloud services with efficiency beyond virtualization and operational simplicity. We are providing choices to our customers to select OPEX over CAPEX by providing them with complex ICT Solutions as a service.”
Mamduh Allam, Saudi Arabia General Manager, F5 Networks, said: “F5 Networks has a longstanding and powerful relationship with STC in Saudi Arabia, helping businesses become more innovative, agile and scalable against a backdrop of unprecedented pressure and technological change. Today’s MOU is a fantastic platform to build this collaborative success to date, and further broaden our reach to deliver safe, secure and more reliable applications - anywhere, any time, and on any device. Corporate borders are expanding and they must include all cloud environments. These cannot continue to be disconnected operational islands.”
F5 Networks provides solutions for an application world by seamlessly scaling cloud, data center, telecommunications, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications and services to anyone, anywhere, at any time, broadening the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and orchestration vendors.
STC Business delivers on the needs and requirements of customers from the government, large corporation, small to medium enterprise, and small office and home office segments. Basing its operations on best practices and partnerships with the biggest global information communication and technology (ICT) industry players for a differentiated customer experience, the Enterprise Business Unit (EBU) is the first choice for customers when it comes to robust, secure and efficient solutions and services provided in an optimized, redundant and connected manner. As a leader in the ICT industry, EBU provides IP-VPN, managed services, cloud computing and hosting solutions and services utilizing unmatchable infrastructure, operated out of the largest data centers located in major cities, and interconnected all over the Kingdom through a 300,000 kilometer long fiber optic network offering limitless connection speeds.