Muscat: The Oman Data Park (ODP) is the first managed service provider in Oman with a vision to transform the future, where IT services will be available on demand; the first localised cloud service provider in the Sultanate.
ODP currently runs three data centres located in Knowledge Oasis Oman (KOM), Wattayah, and Duqm. These three are interconnected to provide resilience, interconnectivity of data and business continuity. ODP held a roadshow in Salalah showcasing the latest cloud, security, artificial intelligence (AI) and IT managed services.
Security services, disaster recovery and the new AI applications were the key topics covered at the roadshow held at the Millennium Resort, Salalah, on September 30. At the event, participants got to witness cutting edge technology that can increase productivity and accomplish work quickly and easily.
Said Al Jahwari, Business Development Manager, made a presentation on the ODP Services, while Said Al Fadhel, IT Manager at Rayust Cement, presented a case study on how they utilised ODP's disaster recovery services during the last cyclone, and how it ensured the continuity of their services during the disaster phase.
The other presenters were Maitham Al Lawati, General Manager Risk & Compliance, who spoke on ODP Managed Security Services and AI Services; Amjed Khalil, Cloud Account Manager, presented ODP Cloud Services; Oman Data Park Partners Veeam and Bravo Solution/Jaggaer presented their latest technology; and Nicholai Georgiou spoke about ERP /SAP B1 provided by ODP.
Khalil stated that the Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) spending in 2014 worldwide was US$236 billion; however, by the end of 2018, the on IaaS spending for data centres, software and services will be $547 billion according to Deloitte.
Graham Porter from Veeam said 72 per cent of the enterprises admit that digital transformation initiatives are being hindered by unplanned downtime or inadequate availability of applications. Veeam cloud connect makes it easy for Veeam customers to extend their infrastructure availability of cloud by sending their virtual and physical backups and VM replicas to a Veeam Cloud & Service Provider (VCSP), or to their own infrastructure.
Representatives from different sectors attended the event. Dell EMC, Veeam and Bravo Solutions were the event partners.
ODP currently serves around 450 corporates across diverse industries from the large to mid to small segments. They include the major banks and the large oil and gas companies in the country. ODP also serves some of the leading companies outside the Sultanate as well. ODP’s new data centre in Duqm is providing a diverse set of services such as ICT colocation, IT-managed services, cloud services and disaster recovery services. Along with the Duqm data centre, the company has also launched version 2 of its cloud services, which are more enhanced cloud services with advanced features.