GBI and Microsoft Partner for Cloud Connectivity in the Middle East

GBI and Microsoft Partner for Cloud Connectivity in the Middle East

Gulf Bridge International (GBI) and Microsoft have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will support regional cloud adoption amongst key organisations in the region.

The strategic partnership will enable organisations to gain faster access to the Microsoft Azure Cloud, availing high performance, security and compliance to better transform their business operations.

GBI is an ExpressRoute connectivity partner that enables customers to benefit from low latency and private cloud connectivity. This guarantees a highly available and secure solution that delivers a quality digital experience for mission-critical workloads. GBI’s customers and partners benefit from a connection to the Cloud and connections across the globe with the lowest latency times between the region and Europe.

Abdulla Al Rwaili, Executive Director and Managing Director at GBI, said: “The partnership will enable organisations of all kinds to make the move to the cloud with confidence and provide a foundation for digital transformation. We look forward to enabling more organisations to benefit from the flexibility and agility of the cloud.”

Microsoft’s Azure ExpressRoute allows organisations to create private connections between the Azure Cloud and infrastructure on-premises or in a colocation environment. These connections do not go over the public Internet, thus offering greater reliability, faster speeds, lower latencies, and higher security than typical Internet connections. Leveraging ExpressRoute connections to transfer data between on-premises systems and Azure has been known to yield drastic cost benefits.

Lana Khalaf, Country Manager, Microsoft Qatar, said: “As a Microsoft ExpressRoute partner for Azure, GBI will provide fast and secure connectivity to customers with access to Microsoft cloud and accelerate their digital transformation journeys.”

GBI’s Cloud Connectivity solutions are built on industry-standard software-defined wide-area network (SDWAN) technology, allowing enterprises to control, manage, and monitor their network. GBI’s advanced SDWAN quality of service and application-aware options enables enterprises to allocate bandwidth to mission critical applications, providing increased flexibility and scalability.


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