Kuwait, 17th May 2022: solutions by stc, the specialized business arm of Kuwait Telecommunications Company – stc, announced its strategic partnership with LEAN, a Kuwait-based cloud service provider specializing in Virtual Data Center, Disaster Recovery, and Data Protection services, with the aim of providing innovative cloud based solutions in Kuwait. The partnership builds on solutions by stc’s goal of enabling the digital transformation strategies of its corporate customers.

With the increasing number of organizations shifting or considering to shift to the cloud, the combination of solutions by stc’s WAN and internet capabilities coupled with LEAN’s cloud solutions aim to provide a unique offering selection in the local market. The newly formed partnership provides a local cloud infrastructure in Kuwait, option to localize data, in-depth knowledge and technical knowhow, as well as customer support services. Customers will have the option to select the services they need on demand, making this solution a cost-effective, agile, and secure cloud infrastructure model that can assist them in pursuing their digital transformation strategies.

Through the partnership, solutions by stc will offer its corporate customers, especially SMEs, with Virtual Data Centers (VDC), Diasaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), and Backup as a Service (BaaS) through a flexible prepaid payment scheme. Replacing traditional hardware based IT infrustructures, the VDC will provide customers with a more secure cloud-based solution that requires no up-front hardware investment or long-term financial commitments. As for DRaaS, the service  is designed to protect an organization’s network and mission-critical systems from hardware failures, human error, and malware attacks. BaaS will assist organizations in safeguarding their data with built in encryption capabilities that can be accessed through pre-defined recovery parameters.

solutions by stc indicated in a statement that considering the Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) regulations regarding public and private cloud hosting, data classified as ‘sensitive private information’ may only be stored on public, private, or hybrid clouds located within the country. This decision, which falls in line with Kuwait’s 2035 vision, reflects positively towards solutions by stc’s ongoing commitment to expand its offering line, which in this case focuses on cloud solutions. Through its strategic approach to partner with local and international organizations, the Company mentioned that its strategic partnership with LEAN will bring pioneering cloud-based IT infrastructure, disaster recovery, and data protection services to serve the local market. The local cloud services will be built from the ground up with the highest enterprise-grade standards. While there were several key attributes to establishing the relationship, solutions by stc highlighted that LEAN is the first VMware Cloud Verified Service Provider in Kuwait. LEAN is also ISO 27001 and ISO 27017 certified, and is in full compliance with Kuwait’s regulatory requirements.

solutions by stc is proud to offer the innovative cloud solutions to its B2B customers who will greatly benefit from the various features that suit their requirements. Following its strategy to offer business solutions all under one roof, solutions by stc has taken great strides to introduce new products that cater to the Company’s growing and diverse customer base. These included a range of connectivity solutions through stc such as fixed or wireless services, 5G technology, as well as ICT, IoT, AI, and other IT products and services. solutions by stc will continue to introduce pioneering technology enabled solutions based on the latest innovations in this digital era, serving as the preferred gateway to its customers through digital transformation.

To find out more about solutions by stc, visit www.solutions.com.kw, send an email to business@solutions.com.kw with your inquiry or contact solutions by stc at 155.