Can you please give an overview of Cloud Box Technologies and your operations here in the region? RK: Cloud Box Technologies (CBT) is a leading IT services specialist in the Middle East specialising in IT infrastructure consultancy, cloud, network security, systems integration and professional services catering to enterprises, government, BFSI, SMBs to name some. We offer end-to-end solutions for IT infrastructure, data management, information security and virtualisation. Our portfolio includes some of the best solutions for data centres, storage, server, back up, disaster recovery, network security, cybersecurity, desktop virtualisation as well as cloud including public cloud, private cloud and hybrid cloud.
We have a strong team of talented and qualified professionals, who work closely with our customers to put together a strategy after studying and evaluating their requirements. They, then, design, develop and implement systems and processes that help customers best achieve their digital transformation goals. CBT provides the perfect combination of value and expertise required to deploy the latest solutions for our clients.
CBT is positioned to offer a single interface to technology integration and services and provides effective and efficient IT infrastructure sourcing and enabling services to organisations of all sizes across different industry segments. We offer integration of IT technologies to deliver business value to our customers. We have also made investments in network operation centres in Dubai and India as a part of our managed services.
A recent industry study has highlighted that the global hybrid cloud market is expected to generate $171.93 billion by 2025. What are the key drivers behind this trend? RB: Cloud is the primary platform for enabling digital transformation for enterprises. The arrival of the pandemic has tipped the balance. Over the last six months, enterprises have accelerated their cloud adoption journey and other digital transformation initiatives. Being agile on a digital platform has now resolutely been understood as the minimum requirement for business survival in the months and years ahead. Business executives are using public cloud applications as it gives them flexibility of working anytime and anywhere, and are using private cloud for mission critical data and operations.
Does having a multi-cloud or hybrid cloud approach result in organisations having to deal with multiple and more complexities? What kind of best practices can enterprises adopt to counter the challenges brought by these complexities?
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