City Network, a leading global supplier of cloud services based on OpenStack, today announced that the international engineering and construction company Drake and Scull International PJSC has chosen City Network as its cloud partner. With a business history stretching back 135 years and operations across the globe, Drake and Scull has made a strategic decision to move all of its group IT services to City Networks OpenStack based public cloud platform City Cloud. Drake and Scull, headquartered in Dubai, will use the City Cloud node in Dubai for its operations.
Drake and Scull is increasingly digitalising its operations, finding new and smart ways to enhance efficiency and streamline its processes. Finding a reliable and innovative cloud partner for their IT operations was therefore a natural step. The company has a vast number of different IT systems and platforms. City Cloud proved to be a perfect match as its solution is based on the open platform OpenStack, which makes it easy to incorporate different systems into a single platform. The fact that City Network has a node in Dubai also played a key role, as this ensures that the data is kept within the country.
Drake and Scull and City Network worked in close collaboration to transfer the current IT operations to City Cloud at the beginning of 2019.
“We are delighted to collaborate with such a first-rate company,” says Eyad Saleh, Managing Director of City Network in the Middle East. “Interest in our cloud services is growing in the region, driven by increased momentum in the digital transformation and the fact that we have a point of presence in Dubai.”
City Network was one of the first cloud service providers to enter the UEA when it created its local hub for IaaS almost two years ago. The agreement with Drake and Scull is significant both in terms of revenue and recognition in the industry.
“The contract is an important milestone for City Networks operations in UAE as one of the major enterprises in the region is using City Cloud as a base for its IT infrastructure,” says Johan Christenson, CEO and founder of City Network. “In all markets and industries, the transformation towards digitalised business processes is a top priority and a scalable and programable IT infrastructure is essential if this transition is to succeed,” Johan concludes.
About Drake and Scull
Drake and Scull International PJSC is a global industry leader delivering state-of-the-art projects and solutions across its high-performance sectors including: General Contracting, Engineering, Rail & Infrastructure, Oil and Gas, Water and Wastewater treatment. Through our operations, we provide integrated design, smooth functionality and efficiency from start to finish. From Infrastructure Development, Waste to Energy, Data Centres Development, Mechanical Electrical and Plumbing (MEP) to Renewable Energy, Drake & Scull continues to be at the helm, driving the market forward through our people, passion and innovation for more than 135 years.