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Rackspace Technology leads Aramex’s migration to public cloud

Rackspace Technology leads Aramex’s migration to public cloud

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Rackspace Technology has announced that Aramex, a global provider of comprehensive logistics and transportation solutions, is in the process of migrating from on-premise data centres to Amazon Web Services (AWS) following a comprehensive Professional Services consultation.

Aramex, which moved more than 103 million shipments globally in 2019, started its cloud journey with the creation of one of the largest data lakes in the Middle East and the deployment of Machine Learning models in areas of customer experience and last mile innovation.

Through the managed public cloud environment, the Dubai-based logistics firm has already achieved cost savings when scaling, which was crucial during the early months of the COVID-19 pandemic where it saw around 30 to 40% growth in e-commerce volumes. Working with Rackspace Technology, Aramex will be provided with expert cloud security, compliance services and the ability to leverage data analytics, ultimately enabling it to become cloud native.

“Our journey to becoming cloud native is vital to the future growth and innovation of the business,” said Mohammed Sleeq, Chief Digital Officer, Aramex. “Modernising our core landscape is more important than ever before given the current industry dynamics which is fuelled by the consistent growth of e-commerce. We embarked on a pivotal shift of our IT environment and the collaboration between our internal team and that of AWS and Rackspace Technology is critical to the success of the programme.”

In the next stage of the project, Rackspace Technology will be working closely with Aramex on the modernisation of the company’s extensive 60 plus applications.

Mahesh Desai, Chief Relationship Officer EMEA, Rackspace Technology, said: “Working with Aramex is a hugely exciting project for us. Aramex has already noticed such important benefits from our work together, which is great validation for the efforts of all involved. The on-going work will further enhance its market leading position allowing for even more innovation and agility.”

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