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Kanoo Group Eyes Application-Driven Expansion and Enhanced Customer Service

The Kanoo Group, one of the leading conglomerates in the region, enhances and ramps up security for business applications and services for UAE, Bahrain and Saudi Arabia data centres

STORY HIGHLIGHTS

  • Global Application Delivery Networking leader F5 Networks to provide data centre consolidation, high availability and improved security for all business applications and services.
  • Project set to benefit all Kanoo Group divisions, including the largest travel and leisure company in the Middle East, as well as its trading, shipping, travel, machinery, oil and gas, logistics, specialty chemicals, and retail divisions.
  • Kanoo Group reiterates intention to grow business in a “sustainable and hi-tech manner”.

 

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates:  The Kanoo Group of companies today announced that it is revamping its IT infrastructure to drive a new wave of growth and improve customer service across the region.

Kanoo Group, one of the region’s leading conglomerates, has enlisted global Application Delivery Networking leader F5 Networks, to help deliver sustainable and state-of-the-art data centre consolidation, high availability and improved security for all business applications and services. F5 Networks will also bolster Kanoo Group’s scope for data centre redundancy.

“Kanoo Group is always looking for the future, and we intend to grow our business interests in a sustainable and hi-tech manner whenever we can,” said Fawzi Ahmed Kanoo, Deputy Chairman - Bahrain, YBA Kanoo.

“To realise this vision as fast as possible, we need to always be learning to become more efficient when it comes to managing our data centres—particularly the way we optimise and secure the applications that are critical to provide the best-in-class customer service. F5 Networks is at the forefront of provisioning and orchestrating applications services, and their solutions will be integral to driving our continued growth and innovation.”

The F5 Networks solutions at Kanoo Group’s UAE, Saudi Arabia and Bahrain data centres include F5® BIG-IP® Local Traffic Manager™ (LTM) to balance traffic across virtualised servers; F5® BIG-IP® Advanced Firewall Manager™ (AFM) to filter incoming customer communications; and F5® BIG-IP® Access Policy Manager® (APM) to manage user authentication.

The wide-ranging project is set to improve business performance across all Kanoo Group divisions, including the largest travel and leisure company in the Middle East, as well as its trading, shipping, travel, machinery, oil and gas, logistics, specialty chemicals, and retail divisions.

“Kanoo Group has a long history of using technology to deliver excellent customer service, and we are proud to support their next stage of growth. This project is all about increasing infrastructure agility, reducing costs and achieving a new productive and competitive edge,” said Diego Arrabal, VP, Southern Europe and Middle East, F5 Networks.

About F5

F5 (NASDAQ: FFIV) provides solutions for an application world. F5 helps organizations seamlessly scale cloud, data center, and software defined networking (SDN) deployments to successfully deliver applications to anyone, anywhere, at any time. F5 solutions broaden the reach of IT through an open, extensible framework and a rich partner ecosystem of leading technology and data center orchestration vendors. This approach lets customers pursue the infrastructure model that best fits their needs over time. The world’s largest businesses, service providers, government entities, and consumer brands rely on F5 to stay ahead of cloud, security, and mobility trends. For more information, go to f5.com.

You can also follow @f5NetworksME on Twitter or visit us on Facebook for more information about F5, its partners, and technologies.

F5, BIG-IP, Local Traffic Manager, LTM, iRules, and DevCentral are trademarks or service marks of F5 Networks, Inc., in the U.S. and other countries. All other product and company names herein may be trademarks of their respective owners.

About Kanoo Group

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo Group of Companies is one of the largest independent, family owned companies in the Gulf region. Established in Bahrain in 1890 by Haji Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo, it has grown from its early trading and shipping business to become one of the most diversified and highly regarded business houses in the Gulf region and beyond.

Yusuf Bin Ahmed Kanoo has been operating extensively in the GCC countries since the early 1960's. It is greatly respected for its ability to combine traditional values with a global vision and has always been linked to the progress and development of the entire region.

For more information, visit www.kanoo.com

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