A launch from F5 Networks chimes with growing cloud receptivity in Kuwait and among GCC businesses and organisations.
A study from F5 Networks has revealed how cloud is overwhelmingly positively received in Kuwait.
According to F5’s study, 100% of all Kuwaiti respondents believe the cloud can have a positive impact on market share and help to displace competitors.
In addition, 89% also stated that it can improve brand perception, and 83% praised its capacity to improve innovation.
A clear consensus was also reached on the cloud’s potential to enhance the overall customer experience (92%).
Similarly, decision-makers were keen to highlight the cloud’s likely starring role in driving major government-led transformation initiatives. For example, 97% believe cloud will be integral to the ongoing Kuwait National Development Plan.
Overall, research from market research agency Think Positive finds that c-level executives and business leaders in the GCC region and Egypt overwhelmingly agree on cloud computing’s positive and transformative impact.
Almost all surveyed businesses (99%) believe the cloud can have a positive impact on market share and help to displace competitors. A total of 90% also stated that it can improve brand perception, and 89% praised its capacity to improve innovation.
A clear consensus was also reached on the cloud’s potential to enhance the overall customer experience (90%). Furthermore, 96% of decision-makers were keen to highlight the cloud’s likely starring role in driving major government-led transformation initiatives.
F5 Networks is rapidly growing its cloud-native application services portfolio with solutions that address a broad range of modern application development use cases with consumption models that resonate no matter where customers may be in their cloud migration journey. The company currently extends its portfolio with a new delivery model that leverages the AWS SaaS Enablement Framework for its market-leading application services.
“Customers are increasingly looking for easy-to-consume, advanced SaaS-based application services for security and application delivery,” said Venu Aravamudan, SVP and General Manager of F5 Cloud Services. “F5’s advanced application delivery and security capabilities will now be delivered as modern, DevOps-centric SaaS solutions aligned with AWS best practices.”
Terry Wise, VP, WW Partners at AWS, said: “Using the AWS SaaS Factory and AWS SaaS Enablement Framework, we were able to help F5 architect, develop, and deploy their new Cloud Services platform on AWS.
“Customers can now consume F5 solutions in a SaaS model, while enabling developers to innovate without having to worry about managing infrastructure or the underlying code.”
F5 Cloud Services provide high-availability, self-service, and fully managed SaaS solutions that are easily provisioned and configured within minutes on AWS. As enterprise-grade offerings, they are designed to support modern deployment scenarios such as cloud-native applications, microservices, and container-based environments. Consumed as a utility through a pay-as-you-go model in the AWS Marketplace, F5 Cloud Services offer predictable pricing, flexibility, and the ability to auto-scale to meet application workload demands.
F5 Cloud Services also deliver foundational security capabilities and will offer additional protections through future services that allow companies to configure and automate defences for multiple attack vectors. Offering F5 capabilities through a SaaS delivery model provides an extensible framework to deliver additional services as needed over time, and throughout an application’s development and production lifecycle.
By introducing F5 Cloud Services to the market in a continuous fashion, F5 is prioritising a repeatable framework that delivers new SaaS offerings as quickly and seamlessly as possible.
Secondary DNS Cloud Services are currently launching in the AWS Marketplace, with a global server load balancing offer available in preview, and new security capabilities – including web application security protections designed to defend against existing and emerging application threats – coming soon.
F5 Cloud Services also represent a new way of delivering capabilities to a wide range of companies that are looking to conveniently layer application services as needed, taking its cues from the same types of agile development methodologies favoured by modern application developers.
Expanding on the preview introduced at last year’s AWS re:Invent conference, F5 continues a strategic shift around innovative offerings best suited for how organisations, from start-ups to large enterprises, are deploying and consuming applications and services in the cloud.