Cloud proliferation in the Middle East is a Buzz or an Honest truth?

Cloud computing has taken the World by the Strom and The Middle East market is an early adaptor of innovative technologies and trends, but the focus here in this region is not based on the Cloud Infrastructure, in fact, it is defined by the agility, flexibility and ready to deliver in real-time with exceptional customer services, speed-to-market and providing innovative technologies get embraced by the market leaders.

The companies based in the Middle East region are driven by innovation and technology trends and adapting the Digital transformation is a key for this region most of the organization are going paperless with digital processing, pushing out tablets so that employees can go mobile and leverage business intelligence for real-time decision making, as well as for long-term planning so when you are looking an ideal location to store your data on the cloud then Dubai is a perfect “Data Center Location” with its geographical positioning and exceptional infrastructure. This guarantees lowest latency and fastest connections to all the Middle East, West India, North and East Africa and Europe.

The Public Cloud market in MENA region is expected to grow by 22.2 percent in the year 2017 from the previous year 2016 which was standing at $926 million and it is expected to reach a moment growth of $1.2 billion on public cloud services this year and will reach its peak by USD 7.46 Billion in 2021. The highest growth comes from the Paas which is 28.8 percent growth and Saas at 28.5 percent.(Source Gartner) Furthermore, the overall Cloud system infrastructure is expected to grow 18% to total $246.8 Billion in 2017. Cisco also expects the highest cloud traffic growth rate in the world between 2014 and 2020 from the MENA region.

MENA Public Cloud Services Forecast (Millions of U.S. Dollars)

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Cloud Business Process Services (BPaaS) 256 274 294 313 327
Cloud Application Services (Saas) 239 307 393 496 620
Cloud Application Infrastructure Services (PaaS) 103 132 164 201 244
Cloud System Infrastructure Services (IaaS) 112 132 158 191 231
Cloud Management and Security Services 104 130 160 193 226
Cloud Advertising 143 193 226 268 319
Total 956 1,169 1,395 1,668 1,968


Source: Gartner (January 2017)

The Cloud services ecosystem in The Middle East comprises of cloud service providers, telecom service providers, managed service providers, consulting service providers, IT service providers, resellers, enterprise users, and technology providers. Buzinessware is a managed service provider who operates from two Local Data Center based in the UAE which is powered by both local telecom service provider DU & Etisalat and provides NextGen cloud infrastructure defined by the software, driven by policy, defined by automation, elasticity and high performance which is delivered as an On-Demand service with robust and diligent connectivity service with 99.999% uptime similar like what you expect from any IT infrastructure service provider, internationally.

The Middle East region has strict regulatory requirements if you want to protect your sensitive information of your employees, customers and citizens than the data must be stored and analyzed on-premise within the Middle East with buzinessware you don’t have to be worried anymore about your Data Sovereignty which you can’t get from international service providers like Amazon & Microsoft. if you’re looking for a proof of concept to be deployed from our Next Generation Data Centers please free to reach us out we will be delighted to provide you a dynamic solution and help you to adapt cloud which will accelerate your organization productivity in the digital economy.


Imrez Bellary Mohammed is the Marketing & Business Development Manager @ Buzinessware for more information reach out to us on [email protected]