CITRA Authorizes Microsoft to Provide Cloud Computing Services in Kuwait

  • Will support the country’s digital transformation agenda.

KUWAIT CITY, KUWAIT: The Communication and Information Technology Regulatory Authority (CITRA) has granted Microsoft approval to provide cloud computing services Office 365, Azure and Azure Stack Hyperconverged Infrastructure in Kuwait.

The approval represents an important milestone that Microsoft has been working towards for many years in partnership with CITRA, and reaffirms Microsoft’s commitment to support Kuwait’s digital transformation.

“To realize our digital ambitions and support the New Kuwait Vision 2035, it is critical for government agencies and private enterprises to use robust, secure cloud-based products and services to drive innovation. We have recognized the effort Microsoft has made to deliver these solutions, and we are confident that these and other technologies will unlock unprecedented opportunities for Kuwait with the cloud first,” said Eng. Salim Muthib Al-Ozainah, Chairman and CEO from CITRA.

Commenting on the milestone, Alaeddine Karim, Microsoft Kuwait GM, reiterated Microsoft’s commitment to accelerate secure digital transformation in Kuwait in line with Vision 2035. “Digital transformation plays an important role in advancing the country of Kuwait, but this journey goes beyond just the technology – trust also plays an important factor in the equation,” he said. “The authorization granted to us by CITRA reinforces Microsoft’s position as a trusted technology provider and demonstrates our commitment to empowering organizations to innovate securely and accelerate digital transformation across the country.”

The announcement also indicates that Microsoft is ready to meet the critical needs of customers, Karim added. “Our teams and partners in Kuwait are ready and well-equipped with the knowledge to help organizations deploy Microsoft Cloud Services in a secure, efficient and productive manner,” he concluded.


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For more information (press only):
Joana Osta, Microsoft Middle East Cluster (MEC)
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Hazzaa Hamed, ProGlobal
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