Commvault welcomed industry leaders, experts and technology specialists at its Connections event in Riyadh. The event highlighted the continued rapid digital transformation that the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is undergoing, with increasing investments in advanced data management solutions and technology.
According to a recent industry report, the majority of organizations in KSA (70%) have made progress in adoption of data analytics systems and expect to invest in quantum computing within the next two years. 53% of executives in Saudi Arabia cited security and compliance requirements as the top challenge their organization faces in their cloud journey, and 63% plan to increase investment in application security, which is 20% higher than the global average.
During the event, senior Commvault executive Fady Richmany, Regional Vice President & General Manager, SEEMEA, provided the latest guidance on how companies can innovate and utilize data management solutions to achieve greater security and business efficiency.
Fady Richmany, said: “Our first Connections event in Riyadh showcased the increasing appetite for business leaders to address their challenges through adoption of cutting-edge data management technologies. At Commvault we have been working for many years in the Kingdom to support our customers and partners to innovate and implement new solutions to protect themselves from increasing ransomware threats and improve their operational efficiency and resilience. We look forward to continuing our work in KSA which is helping to accelerate digitalization and enhance cyber security and data protection.”
The event shed the light on how organizations can embrace technology to save time, reduce risk, improves SLAs, and help IT leaders deliver cost savings through better data management solutions. Richmany highlighted how companies today, including Small Medium Enterprises (SMEs), mid-sized business and large enterprises have adopted a ‘cloud first’ strategy coupled with the requirement to protect their most valuable asset data – commonly known as the lifeblood of a company. Commvault provides a unified platform in the industry that delivers all intelligent services, data protection, data security, data governance and compliance, data insights and data transformation.
During Connections on the Road in Riyadh, Commvault welcomed local and regional experts to share their views, advice, and technical recommendations, including Hamza Naqshbandi, Associate Vice President – Saudi Arabia & Bahrain at IDC. Hamza moderated a discussion on ‘Thriving in Today’s Digital First World – Perspectives from the Evolving Kingdom’, which included Turki Al Shuail, Solution Unit Leader, Microsoft KSA, and Yahya Kassab, Senior Director & General Manager – KSA, Gulf and Pakistan, Commvault.
Ayman AlGhamdi, Vice President, Global Partners Solutions, Microsoft KSA, gave a keynote speech on the evolution of IT and new business partners, highlighting the importance of Commvault’s commitment to KSA and expansion plans in the market. Microsoft was a platinum sponsor to the event, which is a testament to the importance of Commvault’s Data protection and Metallic SaaS offering in the Kingdom, and the organization’s focus and expansion in the region.
The event highlighted how Commvault has seen an impressive uptake from its customer base for its enterprise-grade SaaS solution Metallic since its launch in the Middle Eastern market last year. Commvault’s customers in the region now require more complex, wide-ranging, data protection solutions to manage their critical assets across all environments. Businesses can have Commvault services up and running in a matter of days, which delivers agility, efficiency, and a cost reduction through its Opex finance model where customers pay for what they use only. As these companies scale, the ‘pay as you grow’ concept means they do not have to invest in future capacity requirements up front.
Commvault has extensive experience in the Middle East region, having worked with key organizations including MEEZA, Bein Sports, Al Jazeera, Emirates Steel, Dubai Police and Dubai Municipality in UAE. Commvault has also worked with leading players in regional Telco, Finance, Government and Education sectors, including Saudi Telecom Company (STC) and Jeddah University in KSA, Garanti Bank and DenizBank in Turkey as well as Blue Label Telecoms in South Africa.