Partnership Aims to Deliver Smart City Managed Services Offering to Empower Strategic Initiatives across the GCC Region

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, October 19 2016: Dell EMC today announced a strategic partnership with NXN Group, the region’s leading Smart Cities advisory and managed services organization aimed to drive the region’s advancing innovation agenda.

NXN Group specializes in extending smart city technology solutions as a service to governments, real estate and enterprise customers across the region and has been actively involved in flagship projects such as Smart Dubai and Smart Riyadh, contributing its regional consulting expertise and in-country Smart City managed services. The company offers an integrated portfolio of technology, intelligence and insights to help some of the region’s most prominent government entities, telcos and public sector organizations conceptualize, execute, monitor and deliver smart applications, services and infrastructure.

According to a recent report by Frost & Sullivan, Smart Cities will represent a market value of USD 1.5 Trillion by 2020 driven by investments in sectors such as Smart Districts, Utilities, Healthcare, Security and Governance. The GCC is already witnessing the innovation-powered transformation of cities across the region to improve the quality of life for their citizens, stimulate business and drive economic growth in the future.

As part of its Smart City managed services offering, NXN Group aims to introduce a first of its kind Application-As-A-Service offering to empower innovation agenda’s across the GCC region and has announced Dell EMC as an infrastructure partner to empower its in-country Managed Smart-City and Smart-District Services for Governments. NXN Group’s unique offering extends the essential ICT framework and foundation to new services in a number of areas including smart security, smart real estate, smart education and healthcare verticals in addition to smart metering and energy management.

With this partnership, NXN Group and Dell EMC commit to enabling governments and cities across the region establish the instrumental ICT pillars to accelerate innovation adoption; deliver superior, fast and personalized services for citizens and businesses while enabling agility and sustainability.

To that end, NXN Group has structured its platform deployments around Dell EMC VxRack™, hyper-converged rack-scale engineered systems purpose built to enable customers quickly deploy Infrastructure-as-a-Service architecture in addition to Dell EMC Isilon™ scale out storage to provision the need for a robust and elastic storage architecture. The platform is completed with Dell EMC Data Domain™ in addition to Dell EMC Avamar™ to create a performance backed data protection and availability environment.

In addition, NXN Group has selected Pivotal Cloud Foundry®, open source cloud native platform to extend a production-ready application platform that enables the development and delivery of faster composable services designed for independent deployment, scaling and recovery

Ghazi Atallah, CEO, NXN Group

At NXN Group we are committed to helping governments and developers across the region build cities that are powered by innovative smart services. Our strategic partnership with Dell EMC allows us to bring governments and city authorities closer to realizing their digital agenda and strengthening their concerted efforts to create not only smart, but sustainable cities with higher quality of life“.

Habib Mahakian, Vice President, Gulf and Pakistan, Dell EMC

As the digital era brings about unprecedented changes in customer and business expectations, the Middle East is making headway in building future-forward cities powered by innovation. We are excited to be working together with NXN Group and have the opportunity to create “smart societies” that foster innovation, collaboration and open engagement between governments and citizens, visitors and businesses alike.

Dell EMC

Dell EMC, a part of Dell Technologies, enables organizations to modernize, automate and transform their data center using industry-leading converged infrastructure, servers, storage and data protection technologies.  This provides a trusted foundation for businesses to transform IT, through the creation of a hybrid cloud, and transform their business through the creation of cloud-native applications and big data solutions.  Dell EMC services customers across 180 countries – including 98% of the Fortune 500 – with the industry’s most comprehensive and innovative portfolio from edge to core to cloud.

NXN Group

NXN, is a thought leader in the domains of smart cities and next generation technology innovation. NXN leverages on its unique combination of regional insight and global outlook and unparalleled experience to consult, build and manage digital transformation services. Further enabled though its partnership with Zain group, NXN is the trusted advisor and managed service provider to some of the most forward-thinking governments and enterprises worldwide

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