Cloud OS Boot Camp | Doha | Dec 10-11

by Shijaz Abdulla on 20.11.2013 at 21:16

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You are invited.

imageMicrosoft’s hybrid cloud approach allows IT to get all the benefits of scale, speed, and agility while still protecting existing investments.

Please join us for our upcoming Cloud OS Boot camp; an expert-led, no-cost, Live Demos for IT professionals, centered on the issues and workloads you’re tackling in your environment today.

At Cloud OS IT Pro Camps you’ll gain deep technical insight into the new features and functionalities of Windows Server 2012 R2, System Center 2012 R2. interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts will cover a variety of topics including Server, Storage, Network Virtualization, Datacenter Management and Automation, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, Storage as a Service and Infrastructure as a Service as a Service with Azure, SQL 2014, O365. You can download free trials to experience the new features.

Save the date and secure your seat now.

 

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DOHA EVENT: Data Availability in the Hybrid Cloud Era

by Shijaz Abdulla on 14.05.2013 at 20:57

Below is an invitation to a joint event between Qatar Datamation Systems, Microsoft, Commvault and HP focusing on Data Availability in the Hybrid Cloud.

It is time to re-think your IT investment and infrastructure to address the exponential growth and availability of data, there is a compelling need for a strategic alignment of the backup recovery, archiving and disaster recovery.
See beyond today and focus on sustained business operations that can withstand threats and pitfalls that befall today’s business establishment.
We are honored to invite you in collaboration with Commvault, Microsoft, and HP to demonstrate the approach for the unified Data Protection & Availability across the software, hardware and cloud stack. We will share our thoughts on what are ahead and compelling insights into investing in the business outcomes and the concept of the Hybrid Cloud Data Protection.

Date:
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Time:
8:30 AM – 1:30 PM
Venue:
Sharq Village & SPA

Agenda:

08:45 – 09:30     Registrations & Welcome Refreshments
09:30 – 09:45     Keynote
09:45 – 10:45     Commvault: The exponential way forward in Data
                          Protection
10:45 – 11:00     Coffee Break
11:00 – 12:00     Microsoft: Realizing the Hybrid Cloud With Windows
                          Azure & SQL
12:00 – 13:00     HP: The Converged Storage Approach
13:00                 Lunch

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Visit us at the Landmark mall this weekend!

by Shijaz Abdulla on 21.02.2013 at 07:13

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Bootcamp in Qatar! Windows Server 2012 Virtualization

by Shijaz Abdulla on 31.01.2013 at 15:45

Microsoft, in partnership with Qatar Datamation Systems and HP are organizing an IT Pro bootcamp in Qatar during Feb 27-28, focusing on Windows Server 2012 Virtualization and Management.

This much-awaited bootcamp has only limited space and seats are filling up quickly, please register soon and be on time at the venue to avoid disappointment!

 

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Please join us for our upcoming Windows Server 2012 and Infrastructure Management IT Pro Camp. Microsoft IT Pro Camps are expert-led, no-cost, hands-on training events for IT professionals, centered on the issues and workloads you’re tackling in your environment today.
At Windows Server 2012 & Infrastructure Management IT Pro Camps you’ll gain deep technical insight into the new features and functionalities of Windows Server 2012. Hands-on demos and interactive discussions with Microsoft technical experts will cover a variety of topics including Server Virtualization, Storage, Networking, Server Management and Automation, Identity and Access, Virtual Desktop Infrastructure, and Web and Application Platform.

When:
Time:
Where:

27th – 28th February 2013
8:30 AM – 5.30 PM
Ritz Carlton Hotel
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EVENT: BI and the Public Cloud

by Shijaz Abdulla on 22.01.2013 at 13:38

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The popularity and usage of mobile devices, from smartphones to tablets and PCs, is building a significant trail of data from users, leading to an exponential growth and variety of data, globally. This is Big Data, one of today’s hottest trends – produced, fuelled and enabled by the Cloud, Mobile and Social trends.
The Cloud, especially, can play a major role in providing the storage and computing capacity to deal with all of this data, empowering enterprises like yours to provide real business intelligence, through the platforms that are already deployed.

Join us as we see how information leaders like yourselves can use the Cloud on your terms and provide real value and collaboration through business intelligence.

When: February 5, 2013

Where: Hilton Hotel, Doha

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Event: Qatar Datamation Systems, Veeam, and Microsoft

by Shijaz Abdulla on 09.01.2013 at 21:25

Our partner Qatar Datamation Systems (QDS) are organizing an event on the 15th of January at the Crowne Plaza Doha (Airport Road).

The event will feature QDS solutions based on Veeam and Microsoft Windows Server 2012, and System Center 2012.

Be sure to attend this event, more details and registration information below.

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Mannai, Microsoft and Qtel offer cloud-based solutions for Qatar’s SMEs

by Shijaz Abdulla on 24.12.2012 at 15:26

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Mannai Corporation’s ICT group presented a set of its new IT and communication Cloud-based solutions and services for Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) in Qatar together with its partners Qtel and Microsoft. This event was held during its ‘First End to End Cloud IT Solutions for the Private Sector’ event held at the Holiday Villa Hotels and Residence, Doha.

"With the Cloud, smaller budgets are no longer a hindrance to an SME’s ability to compete in the market with its peers and larger enterprises. SMEs can operate cloud based virtual servers and a host of applications that can be rapidly deployed and achieve a higher ROI," said Dr Sanjay Modak, Group General Manager, Mannai ICT Group.

SMEs can now obtain all their Qtel business products and services requirements from Mannai, which acts as a one-stop shop and brings a greater range of offers and value to the customer from both companies.

"Today, Mannai takes an innovative approach in offering end-to-end ICT products and services with its partners. This wide range of IT solutions, ranging from economical ERP packages to Microsoft’s Office 365 cloud based offerings to website construction and e-commerce enablement, is provided on a flexible OPEX model, which reduces SME costs while providing highly scalable, elastic and affordable scenarios for SMEs to enjoy the same levels of IT enablement as large enterprises but at a fraction of the cost. As a value addition, Mannai’s managed services model allows these businesses to focus on their core competencies while leaving their IT and communications worries in the hands of Mannai," said Moni George, General Manager, New Business & Markets, Mannai ICT Group.

Microsoft, who were co-sponsors of the event, presented their Microsoft Office Productivity Solutions on the cloud. Microsoft Country Manager, Naim Yazbeck, was present at the event.

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Mannai’s team presented the latest state of the art cloud based ERP and other solutions. The SME market for managed IT services is poised to grow rapidly during the coming years.

Mannai, recognizing this trend, has forged partnerships with key players and is today providing a comprehensive portfolio of ICT solutions to Qatar’s large SME market.

This includes products and services such as ERP, CRM, security, webhosting, domain-based emails, backup/recovery solutions, document management, e-commerce and Qtel’s range of voice and data solutions.

Coupled with Microsoft’s Office 365 and an unmatched support infrastructure with 24×7 customer support, Mannai is proud to bring the best technology to Qatar’s growing SME segment.

Microsoft Qatar announces Windows Server 2012

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.09.2012 at 20:17

Just wanted to cover some of the buzz in the local press last week about Windows Server 2012, centered around our Private Cloud Enterprise Connect event in Doha.

For those of you that missed the event, I covered Windows Server 2012’s new virtualization features, while others covered VDI, the Microsoft Private Cloud story, Windows Azure and Identity Management.

Here are links to some of the local press coverage:

Speaking about the launch, Microsoft Qatar Country Manager Naim Yazbeck said, “At Microsoft, we have been hard at work delivering cloud innovation to help businesses succeed in this transformational time. What we are seeing in the industry calls for a different approach. Now, organisations can achieve a data centre without boundaries.” “The OS and apps are wherever you need them to be. We are committed to this vision and we call it the Cloud OS.

This platform should unlock further potentials for Qatari businesses and we wish to work closely with our partners in Qatar to leverage its maximum potential. I would like to congratulate Qatar Airways as the first to incorporate this platform in their ever growing business.” Yazbeck added.

“We have been using Windows Server 2012 through the rapid development programme (RDP) to experience how it can empower a dynamic data centre,” said Shibu Mathai, manager of infrastructure design at Qatar Airways.
“We have benefited from the new virtualisation enhancements in Windows Server 2012, I can envisage that cloud computing will be extremely beneficial for our business development’.

Microsoft Qatar announces Windows Server 2012

by Shijaz Abdulla on 28.09.2012 at 20:11

Just wanted to cover some of the buzz in the local press last week about Windows Server 2012, centered around our Private Cloud Enterprise Connect event in Doha.

For those of you that missed the event, I covered Windows Server 2012’s new virtualization features, while others covered VDI, the Microsoft Private Cloud story, Windows Azure and Identity Management.

Here are links to some of the local press coverage:

Speaking about the launch, Microsoft Qatar Country Manager Naim Yazbeck said, “At Microsoft, we have been hard at work delivering cloud innovation to help businesses succeed in this transformational time. What we are seeing in the industry calls for a different approach. Now, organisations can achieve a data centre without boundaries.” “The OS and apps are wherever you need them to be. We are committed to this vision and we call it the Cloud OS.

This platform should unlock further potentials for Qatari businesses and we wish to work closely with our partners in Qatar to leverage its maximum potential. I would like to congratulate Qatar Airways as the first to incorporate this platform in their ever growing business.” Yazbeck added.

“We have been using Windows Server 2012 through the rapid development programme (RDP) to experience how it can empower a dynamic data centre,” said Shibu Mathai, manager of infrastructure design at Qatar Airways.
“We have benefited from the new virtualisation enhancements in Windows Server 2012, I can envisage that cloud computing will be extremely beneficial for our business development’.

Today’s Bing Picture: Doha

by Shijaz Abdulla on 03.09.2011 at 16:33

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Interesting picture on Bing today!

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