Crayon & Microsoft Engage in a Pioneer Project for Jawraa, Saudi Arabia ICT leader

(1 Feb 2015)

Saudi based company Jawraa, , with Crayon Arabia, confirm a premier engagement to implement the Cloud OS Network. Funded and supported by Microsoft Arabia, this engagement is adopted for the first time by a cloud service provider in Saudi. Jawraa assigned Crayon to deploy its top resources and experts to deliver this unique project with optimal results.

“The Saudi market needs local cloud solutions and we are proud to engage with Crayon to deploy the first Microsoft Cloud Services to help local corporates, SMEs and Government agencies. The market can now leverage on high availability, resilience, economical and more secure local cloud service and get latest Microsoft solutions via the cloud”, said Jawraa CEO, Mr. Yasser Alobaidan

Joachim Hagström, Crayon Middle East CEO commented, “we work closely with Microsoft to offer competitive packaging of solutions and services for our hosting partners pursuing solutions to meet their customers hybrid computing needs. Our expertise in developing and implementing heterogeneous, enabled and proactive platforms, delivering resilient IT infrastructure for various projects; coupled with Microsoft cloud technology offering, qualified us as the most eligible partner to transact this project. We are extremely proud to add Jawraa to our roster of partners in Saudi Arabia, and we look forward to deliver outstanding results and a long-term partnership with more opportunities to come”.

The implementation of the Cloud OS Network will enable Jawraa to leverage the innovation of this solution across the datacenter and the cloud, and start offering customers a range of new cloud services based on Microsoft new datacenter technologies, while enhancing overall business operations and service delivery competitiveness.

“Jawraa is fully committed to serve the Saudi market and enhance the IT and telecom infrastructure. Investing in cloud infrastructure with Microsoft and Crayon will definitely add value to the market and clients will see the added value very soon. Now clients can choose between building their own infrastructure or putting it in the cloud. Jawraa can offer both”, added Mr. Alobaidan, Jawraa CEO

“Jawraa is an important partner in widening the delivery of the cloud in Saudi Arabia,” commented Samir Noman, President of Microsoft Arabia. “Microsoft’s cloud technologies pooled with Crayon’s effectual practices in designing and implementing cloud infrastructure for service providers in the region, together with our experts’ understanding of the local market, will be the key to facilitating establishing Jawraa’s cloud offering built on Microsoft’s technology in Saudi.”
Crayon’s engagement will entail a wide scope of tasks, the first phase to start with the environment analysis, and designing the implementation course and the project architecture. Environment deployment, set-up, and configuration will follow in the proceeding phase to follow; Microsoft Exchange, Lync, Dynamics ERP and other Microsoft applications, along with tailor made system center training with knowledge transfer and deployment support to wrap up the delivery process of the implementation work.

Microsoft’s cloud technologies pooled with Crayon’s effectual practices in designing and implementing cloud infrastructure for service providers in the region, and the understanding of its experts of the local market requisites, and the localization of client servicing, will facilitate the shift of Jawraa’ IT operation towards the cloud. Cloud OS Network (COSN) Transform The Datacenter implementation is expected to optimize Jawraa’ software licensing investment, qualify growth opportunities and reduce IT infrastructure and datacenter management expenditures.

Crayon further grows its partners’ network in the Middle East and Gulf region, and ensures a solid commitment towards Microsoft Cloud OS vision to empower businesses and IT agility by creating one consistent platform, that spans datacenters and clouds to simplify IT and deliver apps and data to users on any device, anywhere.

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