Nutanix help’s GGCI Ramp up Security and Compliance Capabilities

Nutanix announced today that Saudi Arabia’s Gulf General Cooperative Insurance Company (GGCI) has successfully completed its transformation to the Nutanix Cloud in a move designed to help the organization overcome regulatory compliance and security challenges.

Shaikh Hassan, Head of IT, Gulf General Cooperative Insurance

“The regulator in Saudi Arabia is very strict and they impose a range of restrictions to ensure robust cybersecurity,” said Shaikh Hassan, Head of IT, Gulf General Cooperative Insurance. “That includes stringent requirements on the level and frequency of reporting of certain network events to the regulator.”

GGCI’s legacy infrastructure – consisting of an eclectic mix of servers, storage and backup solutions – stood in the way of its growth plans because it did not smoothly accommodate the integration of applications that were mandated by Saudi Arabia’s regulators.

“Nutanix is not only hardware, it’s a software solution as well,” Shaikh Hassan said. “The implementation has really made our lives easier. We can provide an efficient solution with a great experience to our customers, while at the same time responding to the regulators more quickly.”

GGCI now runs its core applications, its HR and IT systems, and its customer service call centers on the Nutanix platform, deploying Nutanix Flow and is currently testing Xi Leap and Xi Beam.

“GGCI chose Nutanix products because of their ability to inject agility into an organization through the well-managed infrastructure that comes with cloud-based compliance and disaster recovery. Simplifying your data center is the first step to becoming a secure, compliant and efficient enterprise capable of delivering excellent experiences to customers, and of drawing glowing assessments from industry watchdogs and regulators.” said Aaron White, Regional Sales Director, Middle East at Nutanix.