Amazon Web Services, Inc. (AWS), an, Inc. company, announced the launch of a new AWS Local Zones location in Muscat, Oman. AWS Local Zones are a type of infrastructure deployment that places AWS compute, storage, database and other services near large populations, industry and information technology (IT) centers—enabling customers to deploy applications that require single-digit millisecond latency to end users or on-premises data centers. Customers can run workloads with low latency requirements on AWS Local Zones while seamlessly connecting to the rest of their workloads running in AWS Regions. AWS now has 25 AWS Local Zones around the world, with announced plans to launch 27 more AWS Local Zones globally. To get started with AWS Local Zones, visit

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ZainTech, the one-stop digital and ICT solutions powerhouse of Zain Group, has entered into an agreement for the complete acquisition of BIOS Middle East, a regional managed secure cloud provider with a presence in the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Oman. The acquisition, subject to regulatory approvals, will result in the full migration and integration of BIOS Middle East’s operations within ZainTech over the next 12–18 months.

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The United Arab Emirates Space Agency and Amazon Web Services (AWS) have signed a Statement of Strategic Intent and Cooperation that is designed to support the creation of a vibrant, sustainable, competitive and innovative space sector in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

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Amazon Web Services (AWS) and BMW have announced a strategic collaboration that will see the companies develop innovative cloud technologies together to harness the data potential of future vehicle generations to maximum effect. The two companies are also cooperating to develop commercial off-the-shelf cloud solutions for securely managing vehicle data. The collaboration marks a continuation of the two companies' work together in the area of connected vehicles, which started in 2015. As in all previous collaborations, the BMW Group retains full and exclusive control of data and complies with the data protection regulations applicable in the respective markets.  Also read: TDRA Lauds Amazon for Launching AWS UAE Region

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Emircom and SAS aim to provide advanced solutions for customers who seek sustainable business growth through data-driven technology — an approach that extends beyond profit numbers to include insights into what's happening with an organization on the ground, enabling better decisions about future projects as well.

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ZainTech, the one-stop digital and ICT solutions powerhouse of Zain Group, has selected Oracle Exadata Cloud@Customer to introduce new technology services to create business advantages for its customers across the Middle East. With Exadata Cloud@Customer, ZainTech will now provide in-country cloud hosting services for an organization’s Oracle Database across its operating countries, starting with Jordan. This will be a first for the Kingdom and will help ZainTech customers meet strict data residency and security requirements.

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Continuing its commitment to power an inclusive future for all by connecting more people and things, Cisco shared new innovations across its Nexus 9000 and Cisco 8000 portfolios to help enterprise, webscale and hyperscale customers deliver richer cloud applications and services while balancing their needs for more bandwidth using less space and power.

Read more: Cisco to Deliver Power, Energy and Space Efficiencies for Cloud Operators

Formula 1 (F1) announced a renewal and expansion of its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). This will begin a new phase of innovation and digital transformation of the sport and will see the world’s most comprehensive cloud platform become a global partner.

Read more: AWS as F1’s Global Partner: Leveraging Cloud for Data-Driven Sport

The Princess Máxima Center for Pediatric Oncology, the biggest childhood cancer center in Europe, will leverage Google Cloud’s technology to execute research into childhood cancer mutations with the aim of gaining a comprehensive picture of possible tumor-specific mutations, which will hopefully pave the way to a state-of-the-art data resource for researchers worldwide.

Read more: Sparkle, Princess Máxima Center to Accelerate Research Using Google Cloud

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