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du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), has taken a pioneering leap in the cloud arena by becoming the first cloud provider to be VMware Cloud verified in the Middle East & North Africa (MENA) region. This accreditation solidifies du’s ability to support and drive cloud implementation for government entities and enterprises in the UAE.

“Gaining VMware certification is a badge of honour and one that boosts our credibility as a dependable enabler of cloud platform solutions. This not only validates our solutions and expertise; it enables us to future proof our offerings to support further transformation and growth of our client partners in both the government and enterprise sectors,” said Andrew Ward, senior vice president ICT products.

By becoming a VMware Verified Cloud Provider, du is now listed alongside other leading global verified cloud providers such as IBM, Fujitsu and NEC to name a few.

This further highlights the company’s efforts to become a cloud solution provider delivering the power of VMware Cloud Infrastructure. It also validates du’s capabilities as a reliable partner to aid digital transformation through integrated cloud infrastructure and management solutions.

Ahmed Auda, regional managing director METNA at VMware, said, “We’re thrilled that du has become the first VMware Cloud Certified partner in the MENA region. By bringing our cloud solutions to a wider audience in the region, du will be able to help governments and enterprises increase their agility and efficiency by enabling them to run, manage, connect and protect all of their apps on any cloud.”

As a result of receiving certification, VMware will highlight du’s deployments of VMware solutions through its cloud provider portal, VMware CIO blog series, as well as representation in the new VMware Discovery Center – a state-of-the-art facility at VMware’s Palo Alto campus where customers, partners and VMware employees collaborate on cloud innovations.

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