Dubai technology company Pacific Controls and US-based Qube have formed a strategic partnership to launch the first network-as-a-service IT model in the Gulf.
Pacific Controls, which supplies Internet of Things (IoT)-based converged engineering solutions to infrastructure and building projects, said the agreement would "deliver a completely revolutionary approach to technology infrastructure".
The link-up will see the pair bring the end-to-end technology solutions of Pacific Controls' IoT platform, Galaxy, data centre, and Cloud-based computing services to the industry. The network-as-a-service model includes hardware, licensing, real-time support, cloud services, and management in monthly subscription-based model.
Pacific Controls' chief executive officer, Sanjay Nayak, said the partnership may help companies cut costs.
"Collectively, Pacific Controls and Qube solutions will allow organisations to manage their [information and communication technology] infrastructure seamlessly, while reducing cost at every stage of the evaluation, configuration, integration, implementation, support, and upgrade cycle," he said.
Nayak added that digital infrastructure is "increasingly" managed across internal, shared, and cloud environments, which has necessitated the need for a new framework to allow "frictionless transition" across IT systems.
The partnership will see the two companies help clients move internal infrastructure to cloud-based solutions.
Qube said it believed the benefits of cloud could be applied to in-house infrastructure, benefiting companies in areas such as security, networking, and data storage. Companies to make use of the benefits of cloud, whilst retaining critical portions of the IT server internal, which is perceived as being more secure.
Founder and chief executive officer of Qube, Robert Mueller, called the UAE as a "leader in adopting innovative technology and processes".
He added: "Together we have an amazing opportunity to help companies leverage the data locked within their devices to create real business value."