Dell Technologies selects Ankabut as UAE cloud service provider

Emirates Advanced National Research and Education Network (Ankabut) will provide multi-cloud services to the regional education sector

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Ankabut is now a Dell Technologies’ Cloud Service Provider (CSP), allowing UAE’s National Research and Education Network (NREN) to provide Dell’s hybrid and multi-cloud services to partners.

An initiative of Khalifa University, Ankabut provides network infrastructure to educational institutions within the UAE to help facilitate an e-learning environment and foster a collaborative approach to research and learning. Presently, Ankabut provides infrastructure and managed services to more than 80 institutions.

“We believe that technology is the backbone of our vision to ensure UAE leads the digital era of education. In light of this, cloud technology is key. By making technology more accessible and integrated in classrooms through cloud, digital transformation can be accelerated and realised,” said Fahem Al Nuaimi, CEO, Ankabut.

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“Hence, with our new strategic status of becoming a Dell Technologies Cloud Service Provider in the UAE, we aim to help education institutions scale their technological infrastructure and fast track their ability to attract, inspire and engage the next generation workforce,” Al Nuaimi added. 

In order to cater to the demands of the industry, educational institutions in the country are adopting cloud services to optimise their operations, democratise education, and foster new talent. The openness of the cloud allows students to create, collaborate and capitalize on global opportunities – which is central to building a knowledge-based economy.

As the student population grows and evolves, Ankabut will now be able to provide education institutions with Dell Technologies’ cloud service offerings to develop new market competencies and manage on and off premises cloud. Furthermore, with over 300 CSP partners worldwide, Ankabut will have easy access to Dell Technologies specialised training, product and service incentives, greater profit potential and the flexibility to grow its business with a set of financial incentives.

Fady Richmany, senior director and general manager, UAE, Dell Technologies said, “Today, the education sector is undergoing significant shifts as it seeks to take advantage of technology on demand to meet the growing need for driving innovation and student success through digital transformation.  As a result, IT infrastructure has changed drastically and cloud technologies allow institutions to simplify their IT platforms, while enabling virtual content sharing and learning.

“So, we are extremely happy that Ankabut achieved the status of Dell Technologies CSP. With a commendable partner, we can now ensure technology plays an integral role in changing the student mindset, enhancing teaching practices and reimagining learning and innovation in newer ways.”

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