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Zain Group strengthens cloud offerings with Oracle FastConnect

Zain Cloud Connect offers a platform that connects customers and different cloud service providers in a simple, secure and cost-effective way

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Mobile telecom firm Zain Group, headquartered in Kuwait, has announced that it will offer dedicated and private access to Oracle Cloud through Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect.

Having been elevated to a gold level member with Oracle, the telco can now connect customers directly with Oracle Cloud Infrastructure including to applications such as compute, storage and content delivery, databases and other services.

The partnership reinforces Zain’s own cloud-based activities that allow customers to connect their office/data centres to Oracle’s Cloud over Zain’s international MPLS network with dedicated bandwidth options ranging from 10Mbps up to 10Gbps.

According to the firm, Zain Cloud Connect is an innovative platform that connects customers and different cloud service providers (CSP) in a simple and cost-effective way. It may enable customers to build flexible and scalable hybrid cloud-based solutions, providing customers with the most convenient way to connect to different CSPs.

Henri Kassab, Zain Group’s Managing Director, International, Wholesale & Roaming said, “Zain has been a pioneering company since inception and so we are proud to introduce another first to the communications sector in the MENA region through the availability of Oracle FastConnect. We believe strongly that innovation is driven by the delivery of cutting-edge solutions, and Zain continues to seek out partnerships with market-leading technology providers to achieve this goal.”

“Customers require seamless connectivity from their data centres and networks to Oracle Cloud for their most demanding workloads and applications,” said Vinay Kumar, Vice President of Product Management, Oracle Cloud Infrastructure. “With the FastConnect service, customers can provision the dedicated and private connections they need today and easily scale with their growing business demands.”

Oracle Cloud Infrastructure FastConnect enables enterprise cloud connectivity to Oracle Cloud from trusted enterprise data centres. Connecting directly to the Oracle Cloud through Oracle FastConnect may enable a fast, private connection to the industry’s broadest and most integrated cloud platform, with a complete range of services across Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS).

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