Saudi Telecom Offers Data Center Services

Cisco, VMware, and EMC coalition to provide technology backbone for new venture

May 25, 2010

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RIYADH, Saudi Arabia -- Cisco (NASDAQ: CSCO) announced today that the Saudi Telecom Company (STC), a leader in providing integrated communications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, has chosen Cisco technology solutions to introduce managed data center services to the Saudi market.

The contract, which will be delivered by Cisco partner Wipro, represents the first Vblock Infrastructure Package (VIP) win for Cisco in the Middle East region, involving the strategic collaboration that combines best-of-breed virtualization, networking, compute and storage technologies from Cisco, EMC and VMware, with end-to-end vendor accountability.

Samir Matboly, vice president, Enterprise Business Unit, STC, said: "The STC's goal is to provide integrated communications services in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, by continuously to responding to market requirements, and keeping abreast of developments in technology to enable us to meet the needs of our customers. The Cisco team has demonstrated the ability to provide the STC Data Center 3.0 vision and technology solutions to equip us with the right technology for managed data center services and cloud computing."

Cisco Systems Inc. (Nasdaq: CSCO)

Saudi Telecom Co. (STC)

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