du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has announced a strategic partnership with Wipro, a leading global information technology, consulting and business process services company, to provide organizations in the UAE with comprehensive end-to-end managed security services and multi-cloud, Migration and Management solutions. The virtual signing ceremony was attended by Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer, du and Anand Padmanabhan, President, Wipro Technologies.
Starting this month, companies aspiring to embrace a multi-cloud, end-to-end strategy and outsource their deployment can select du as their trusted advisor and managed service provider. Moreover, those seeking to benefit from mature, detection and response capability, serviced locally, and designed to predict and mitigate against threats that put most critical business assets at risk can utilize the du 24×7 next generation Cyber Defense Centre. The exclusive partnership will empower enterprise and government initiatives, which align with the objectives of UAE Vision 2021 to build sustainable digital infrastructure and embrace technological innovation without compromising security.
As part of their shared ambition to be the leading providers of digital transformation services and drive digital innovation for cloud strategies across the UAE, du and Wipro will ensure organizations have a full suite of services to accelerate their digital capabilities, security, and transformation agendas. The multi-cloud platform provides agile, resilient, secure, and scalable solutions, as well as complete managed services, in-country data center services, and software-defined enterprise networks. The Cybersecurity Defense Centre is a next generation security operations facility, which was established in the UAE, and encompasses a holistic technology platform powered by leading technology vendors, proven industry use cases and processes. Its built to comply with international standards and local regulations. du Cybersecurity Defense Centre will be co-managed by Wipro, benefiting from global best practices, threat intelligence and access to security experts to stay ahead of threats.
Farid Faraidooni, Chief New Business and Innovation Officer, du, said: “Creating optimal value for customers, supporting them on their digitalization journeys, and contributing to the transformation of our community aligns with our mission as we continue to lay further foundations for sustained success in the new digital era. We are proud to call Wipro our partner, and look forward to unlocking potential together. In addition to accessing new capabilities, platforms, and revenue streams, we hope to drive technology innovation across the UAE’s business and public sectors, which adheres to the directives of the country’s leadership.”
Anand Padmanabhan, President, Wipro Technologies, said: “At Wipro, we succeed when we help make our clients successful and become energized by the deep connectedness between people, ideas, communities, and the environment. Through our partnership with du, we are certain these experiences will occur on an even greater scale. Access to untapped market segments and early positioning for the upcoming security and cloud adoption wave in the region will empower us to promote our values and vision further and propel us into another avenue for opportunities. We are excited about the coming months and look forward to witnessing the response and reception within the UAE market as we work alongside du to deliver a new meaning to innovative technology services and solutions.”
Multi-cloud platforms, Migration Services, multi-cloud management tools, PaaS, and container services will be essential for rapid growth, innovation, and governance. As customers seek to transform and innovate, the platform will be influential in bridging technology solutions and ensuring cohesiveness across business operations.
On the other hand, the next generation cybersecurity defense centre will offer a deep portfolio of managed and advisory services, to help organizations drive their transformation agenda without compromising on security.