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October-December 2020

Aramex ships in Rackspace Technology to accelerate datacentre downsizing and move to AWS cloud

Dubai-based international delivery firm Aramex is leaning on Rackspace Technology to support it through the shutdown of its on-premise datacentres and continued migration to the Amazon Web Services (AWS) public cloud. Aramex claims to have been responsible for shipping more than 103 million items across the globe last year, and is in the midst of a wide-scale digital transformation effort to streamline it operations, particularly where its last-mile delivery processes are concerned. “This approach has significant benefits, and that’s why we consider ourselves a technology-driven enterprise, selling transportation and logistics solutions without owning heavy assets,” the company stated in its 2019 Sustainability report. The push to downsize its reliance on in-house datacentres is in-keeping with that strategy, and has seen the firm take steps to grow its cloud footprint since 2019 by investing in the creation of an AWS-powered data lake. The setup is reported to be the biggest data lake of its kind in the Middle East, and is ...

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