Farid Al-Sabbagh, Managing Director, Middle East, Fujitsu Technology Solutions
With CIO’s facing increased pressure to lower costs, increase service levels and reduce carbon footprint, Fujitsu is urging organizations to adapt a more dynamic approach to its IT deployments. Along with its partner and system integrator Al Rostamani Communications, a member of the Al Rostamani Group, Fujitsu held a “Virtualization Conference” with Dynamic Infrastructure as the pivotal focus. The conference took place at The Address Downtown Hotel on February 23, 2011.
Designed to meet the growing interest in virtual networks and related technologies in the GCC region, especially in the United Arab Emirates, industry experts at the conference will discuss key topics that will apprise IT directors and administrators on the latest trends and best practices in the industry.
“The relationship between business processes and IT environments has been at the center of every CIO’s attention for more than three decades. Even today, building entirely ‘business-driven’ hard-and-software architectures for organizations is still a challenge, and networks with matching characteristics are the exception rather than the norm,” said Farid Al-Sabbagh, Managing Director – Middle East, Fujitsu Technology Solutions “Businesses need to be able to rapidly adapt to changing needs, and with the Dynamic Infrastructures, Fujitsu is providing flexible IT capacity that adapts to new situations as they begin to unfold. We have combined state-of-the-art technologies such as virtualization and real-time allocation of resources with advanced management options for automation and orchestration, to create a framework for IT operations that focus on increased efficiency, high agility and enhanced reliability.”
The “Virtualization Conference” event featured experts from a variety of technology companies who deliver solutions for virtualized environments. The conference covered topics like ‘Workplace Technologies’ by Zia Syed, director – client services and ‘Datacenter Technologies’ by Chandan Mehta, head – enterprise product management and John Stadden, director – storage solutions at Fujitsu Technology Solutions. Victor Schmitz, NetApp covered storage virtualization and Cyrus Tata, Symantec tackled backup and archiving for virtual and physical environments.
“Virtualization is one of the hottest trends in IT today and will remain so for several years. We are seeing a lot of interest and growth in virtualization technologies in the UAE and the GCC region,” said Mohammed Zameer, Al Rostamani Communications General Manager. “As the leading systems integrator, we are happy to partner with the best organizations around the globe and to understand the customer’s different needs and deliver specific integrated solutions. The conference is meant to bridge the gap, to educate and empower today’s IT professional for tomorrow. ”