MSP Cloud Feature Article
November 12, 2012

Virtustream Expands with New Office in United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia

Virtustream, a source of cloud management software, has announced it is making its footprint in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia to keep up with its customer demand, and to migrate mission-critical applications to the cloud.

Simon Aspinall (News - Alert), chief vertical markets, strategy and marketing for Virtustream, said the Middle East has rapidly expanding economies, a burgeoning technology scene and rapidly growing IT spend. By dedicating resources to this region, Virtustream can accelerate enterprise adoption of enterprise class clouds.

The company has made this strategic move to continue its growth in the Middle East, and help its customers in this region make a seamless move to the cloud. In addition to opening to new office in United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, according to company officials, they will also extend the company’s existing operations in the U.S. and Europe, while adding to existing partnerships in China and Asia.

“Virtustream’s unique cloud µVM technology enables mission-critical applications to be moved to the cloud with assured performance and delivering all the cloud benefits of scale, dynamic and on-demand IT,” said Julian Lloyd, vice president of cloud advisory services, EMEA, Virtustream. “As a region, the Middle East will rapidly adopt this world-leading technology.”

Virtustream recently received Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI (News - Alert) DSS) 2.0 compliance for its cloud platform, designed to secure data in its private and public clouds.

Through this PCI certification, Virtustream can provide clients with the security and transparency required to ensure compliance. They benefit from a transparent PCI approach involving accessible documentation, reporting and processes to view and manage the entire lifecycle in any audit or operational situation.

Edited by Braden Becker

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