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Armada and Edarat Group announce partnership


Under the terms of this partnership, Edarat Group will deploy Armada’s modular data centers, known as “Galleons,” across the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and MENA region and bring Edge Computing and Artificial Intelligence to the MENA’s Industrial Sector.

Armada has entered into a strategic collaboration with Edarat Group. Together both will unlock for the industrial sector, businesses, and communities the ability to leverage their data, regardless of where it is created, while fully realizing the potential of generative AI, edge computing and predictive models, to bridge the digital divide.

This will allow Edarat’s current and future customers to integrate Armada’s full-stack edge infrastructure solution — which also includes the Commander software platform — in conjunction with Edarat Sovereign Cloud. Through the Galleons, EdaratCloud will provide low latency, high-performance compute and AI-enabled services at the edge. 

The end-to-end solution has the ability to provide high-bandwidth connectivity in remote areas for the oil and gas sector, as well as compute, AI/ML, connected devices, and remote IoT analytics capabilities for Smart Cities. Additionally, the solution offers several potential applications in the healthcare, manufacturing and telecom sectors. The Galleons are self-contained and fully ruggedized, enabling their rapid deployment in any remote or urban environment.

Ghassan El Khazen, Chief Technology Officer, Edarat said, “By combining the scalability and flexibility of EdaratCloud with the speed and efficiency of edge computing, we can provide clients with a comprehensive solution that optimizes performance and user experience. The integration of EdaratCloud and the Galleon allows for real-time data processing closer to the source, reducing latency and enhancing overall system reliability. This collaboration enables us to offer a seamless and more secure end-to-end cloud service that meets the evolving needs of businesses in the GCC.”

“We’re excited to build upon Edarat’s achievements in connectivity and data center innovation and address the growing need for decentralized, real-time data analysis across oil and gas, manufacturing, and emergency response enterprises, among others. We look forward to working together and bringing the power of generative AI and predictive models to even the most remote industrial sites across the Middle East and North Africa,” said Pradeep Nair, Chief Technology Officer, Armada. 

The official announcement of this strategic partnership, along with the signing of customer Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs), took place at LEAP 2024, which runs from March 4-7 in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Armada and Edarat Group will continue to expand their unique offering to build on this partnership and deliver business value in the MENA region. 

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