Mobily, an integrated service company in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia (KSA), and Tencent Cloud, the cloud business of global technology company, have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a strategic collaboration that will pave the way to launch the next-generation cloud solutions and services in KSA.

Tencent Cloud said in a statement on Wednesday that under the MoU, Mobily will lead and manage the data center hosting, network links, and information and communications technology (ICT) infrastructure, while Tencent Cloud will provide cloud solutions and services, from infrastructure as a service (IaaS) products such as cloud virtual machine, storage, and network solutions, to platform as a service (PaaS) products such as database and media solutions.

The collaboration also highlights the use of Tencent Cloud Enterprise (TCE), an enterprise-grade private cloud platform leveraging on Tencent Cloud’s established product system.

TCE provides self-controllable and elastically scalable full-stack service capabilities, and also integrates diverse IaaS, PaaS, and SaaS products and uniformly deploys data centers, networks, servers, systems, and applications to provide a one-stop solution for enterprises in KSA.

“At Tencent Cloud, we are committed to providing high-quality and high-security cloud services to enterprises and businesses around the world. With this in mind, we are looking forward to our collaboration with Mobily, a leading telecommunications services provider in KSA, leveraging each other’s expertise to provide high performance and reliable cloud solutions in the country,” said Dan Hu, Vice President of Tencent Cloud International for the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region.

Meanwhile, Mobily Chief Corporate Strategy and Digitalization Officer Omar Alrashid said there is a new industry reality that partnering with cloud service providers has become a strategic imperative for both parties.

“The question is not anymore whether we will partner or not. It is about which business model and how to start the collaboration. We are glad to announce today that we signed an MOU with one of the world’s leading cloud service providers, Tencent Cloud, as we aim to expand our cloud solutions and services,

“Building on Tencent’s years of experience and expertise in various fields. Mobily is confident that our collaboration with Tencent Cloud will add value to KSA’s digital transformation,” he added.

Tencent Cloud, one of the world’s leading cloud companies, is committed to creating innovative solutions to resolve real-world issues and enabling digital transformation for smart industries.

Through its extensive global infrastructure, th3e firm provides businesses across the globe with stable and secure industry-leading cloud products and services, leveraging technological advancements such as cloud computing, big data analytics, artificial intelligence (AI), internet of things (IoT) and network security.

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