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Oman Data Park collaborates with Microsoft and Cisco for digital economy

The collaboration focuses on supporting the economic development of the Oman by elevating the ICT sector to a new level of international expertise. (Image source: photographicss/Adobe Stock)

Oman Data Park (ODP), in collaboration with Microsoft and Cisco, has announced the deployment of Microsoft Azure Stack solutions in its facilities

The Microsoft Azure Stack is an extension of Microsoft?s Azure Cloud that brings the innovation of cloud computing to build and deploy hybrid applications while meeting local data sovereignty and regulatory requirements.

ODP was faced with the challenge of delivering on its digital transformation promises to customers while complying with the Sultanate?s regulations on data sovereignty. The organisation engaged Microsoft to explore deploying the country?s first Azure Stack, as a major step towards offering Azure services and capabilities within the compliance framework.

?The major challenge faced by us in providing Azure services to our customers in Oman was the inability to store data locally,? said Maqbool Al Wahaibi, CEO, Oman Data Park.

?This new addition is our way of supporting the economic development of Oman by elevating the ICT sector to a new level of international expertise that offers a wide spectrum of Microsoft software portfolios while creating specialised jobs that supports this environment,? Al Wahaibi added.

Organisations in Oman is expected to innovate with a consistent cloud platform and make technology decisions based on business requirements, rather than business decisions based on technology limitations.

Sheikh Saif Hilal Al Hosni, country manager, Microsoft Bahrain and Oman, commented, ?The ability to dynamically deliver business-critical applications is a major requirement for all organisations in the age of digitisation. Cloud computing is one of the main technologies driving this change.?

?By deploying the Cisco Integrated System for Microsoft Azure Stack for the first time in Oman, ODP has a comprehensive and pre-integrated cloud platform to accelerate service delivery and thus contribute to the development of the country?s digital economy,?