Ooredoo, Wipro sign agreement to enhance Microsoft Azure services


Doha: Ooredoo Qatar, a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner, has signed a strategic partnership agreement with Wipro Limited, a leading global information technology, consulting, and business process services company, as part of becoming a Trusted Microsoft Azure Managed Services Provider. This new alliance will help business customers to embrace and accelerate their transition to the public cloud.

Qatar-based organisations can now benefit from advisory and professional services, cloud solution design, delivery, and daily operational support for their Microsoft Azure services, backed by Ooredoo — a trusted partner with a deep level of cloud expertise and experience.

Microsoft Azure is an ever-expanding set of cloud services that provides computing, analytics, storage, and networking services with the freedom to build, manage and deploy applications on a massive and global network. It embodies numerous possibilities for modernising the digital workload of an enterprise. 

As already demonstrated by Ooredoo’s experience in the delivery and management of cloud services in Qatar and beyond, Ooredoo aims to help leverage digital technologies and to support customer operations, especially in the context of this new partnership.

Benefits include flexible consumption-based models, including Infrastructure as a Service, Platform as a Service, and Advanced services — such as Machine Learning and Big Data Analytics — in the Azure Public Cloud. Businesses can also leverage the secure Ooredoo Cloud Connect (ExpressRoute) connectivity already established between Ooredoo and global Microsoft Azure data centres. 

Organisations can also take advantage of improved cloud architecture design and implementation. Ooredoo is also backing the solution with a dedicated team of certified Microsoft Azure Consultants and Support Experts to manage, monitor, and optimise Azure services.

Chief Business Officer, Ooredoo Sheikh Nasser Bin Hamad Al Thani – said: “Ooredoo Azure Managed Services means that customers can scale up or scale down and continuously meet their changing business needs while making sure IT costs and services are always aligned with their business demand. The strategic partnership between Ooredoo Qatar and Wipro Limited will help accelerate cloud adoption for government entities, public and private enterprises, and also address the security and data residency issues around cloud services.”

Business Head – Middle East, Wipro Limited Sanjeev Tayal, said: “This partnership is a step forward towards ensuring that customers operating or planning to set up operations in Qatar benefit from this alliance.  Ooredoo’s extensive network and enterprise experience coupled with Wipro’s differentiated cloud transition and digital transformation services will ensure operational efficiency and the modernisation of the customers’ cloud journey. We are confident of delivering innovative solutions in the cloud infrastructure space to our customers in Qatar by leveraging the capabilities of Microsoft Azure.” 

This partnership will prove essential to Qatar’s new Azure Region from 2021, announced by MoTC and Microsoft, in line with the Qatar Nation Vision 2030 to promote a digital-driven economy.
Business customers can leverage the Ooredoo Advantage, making Ooredoo ‘Best for Business’, thanks to its breadth and depth of talent, best fixed and mobile networks, broadest portfolio of ICT services and solutions, and trusted partner for 60 years.

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