Cloud services prove beneficial to enterprises as they eliminate the costs associated with conventional IT infrastructure. Some of the most popular cloud services at this time include Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), Software-as-a-Service (SaaS), Security-as-a-Service and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS).
Gartner (News - Alert) recently predicted that the cloud computing space is expected to grow 19 percent in 2012 and will become a $109 billion industry compared to a $91 billion market last year.
To deliver the benefits of cloud services to enterprise customers, Pacific Controls Cloud Services, a wholly owned subsidiary of Pacific Controls, recently inked a partnership with Etisalat (News - Alert), a telecommunications provider based in the Middle East.
This collaborative effort is being touted as the first of its kind between a telco and a managed services and converged engineering solutions provider. The partnership aims to provide innovative cloud-based IT infrastructure services to enterprises in the region.
Under the terms of the agreement, Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS) & Etisalat Cloud Services will deliver Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) cloud platform to companies across the GCC region. The cloud services offered within this package include on-demand Infrastructure-as–a-service; subscription-based payments; anywhere, anytime access; rapid scalability on demand; and pooled computing resources with high security.
Dilip Rahulan, executive chairman, Pacific Controls, said in a statement, “Our cloud offerings will allow businesses to access a diverse array of applications and extend customers' IT capabilities with no capital cost, with significant enhancements to their flexibility, scalability and speed."
Etisalat boasts a high-speed, redundant backbone network with an abundance of bandwidth, allowing the companies to deliver the benefits of the cloud to each and every individual at a fraction of the cost when compared with traditional ICT setups in standalone enterprises. The PCCS-Etisalat solutions will be hosted at Etisalat’s Uptime Institute-certified Tier III Data Center located in Dubai Technopark.
The cloud portfolio is available in different customized plans to suit the various business needs of firms which include public, private and hybrid cloud.
Edited by Jamie Epstein