Ajman, United Arab Emirates – Leading cloud consultants and management professionals from the United Arab Emirates have emphasized the importance of cloud computing technology for the public sector, detailing how it enables agile and cost-effective delivery of services in compared to traditional IT infrastructure.
Speaking at an exclusive event organized by International Data Corporation (IDC) in collaboration with Bespin Global and Amazon Web Services (AWS), he discussed the current state of the UAE cloud market at Ajman Saray – Marriott.
Manish Ranjan, Senior Program Manager – Software and Cloud at IDC META, Ahmed Abdel Hamid, MEA Public Sector Security and Compliance Regional Lead at AWS; and Basel El Sharif, Commercial Vice President of Bespin Global, weighed in on topics related to cloud adoption, emphasizing how governments around the world are adopting cloud services to modernize their legacy applications and infrastructure, while ensuring security. advanced and regulatory compliance with full visibility and transparency. .
Citing a recent IDC study, Manish Ranjan said: “92% of government organizations in the UAE said they are not meeting new business demands due to legacy systems, leading them to adopt cloud solutions, while the 31% of respondents mentioned that regulations prevent them from being fully compliant by taking advantage of the benefits of the public cloud.”
Abdel Hamid, speaking on the topic ‘Cloud Security and Compliance: Better Protection and Greater Innovation’, explained the security and compliance priorities that organizations need to consider when migrating to the cloud. He discussed AWS’s approach to those priorities, including its secure global infrastructure and the depth and breadth of its security services. He also highlighted how the launch of new data centers in the UAE this year will open new opportunities for the public sector to take advantage of advanced technologies from the world’s leading cloud provider.
Meanwhile, El Sharif highlighted how Bespin Global, an AWS Public Sector Authorized Solution Provider, is helping public sector organizations in the UAE in their quest to adopt cloud capabilities in a secure and efficient manner, with the impact of cloud computing reshaping all industries. in unexpected ways. He described how having the right, validated cloud expertise helps government entities promote their innovative ideas and improve their business agility while reducing costs, improving productivity, and increasing operational resiliency.
The presenters then sat down for an open discussion on how UAE public sector organizations have greatly increased their technology implementations. They covered adoption issues, complicated on-premises environments, and migration, as well as additional security and privacy considerations that come with moving to a cloud-based architecture.
The exclusive event follows the recently signed MoU between the UAE Cyber Security Council (CSC) and Amazon Web Services (AWS) to enable faster adoption of AWS cloud services in the public sector of the UAE and regulated industries, including health and financial services.
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Enabling digital transformation across the domain, Bespin Global helps businesses accelerate cloud adoption with industry-leading solutions and consulting expertise, delivering results based on service level. Recognized since 2016 as a “Leader” in the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Public Cloud Infrastructure Professional and Managed Services, Worldwide, and as a “Niche Player” in the 2021 Gartner Magic Quadrant for IT Transformation Services , Bespin’s services include Cloud Strategy, Migration, Implementation, Big Data, DevOps and FinOps. Supporting a customer-centric, multi-cloud approach, the Bespin team brings deep, global experience to help navigate the maze of services, solutions, and technologies offered from various CSPs, including AWS. OpsNow, Bespin’s end-to-end, automated cloud management platform, helps customers consolidate, visualize, manage, and optimize distributed, multi-cloud assets, reducing costs by 30% or more.