Forging the Future

Academic and government institutions are the foundation to foster growth across a region. But to thrive, these organizations need rapid, secure, and fully customized access to technology—whether they are processing citizen requests, tapping into the latest research, or educating students. An independent organization, the Internet Services Unit at King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology (KACST-ISU) provides secure Internet and IT services through a public cloud to education and government organizations across Saudi Arabia. VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Automation enable KACST-ISU to equip users with secure, cloud-based services—not in weeks, as was previously the case, but in less than an hour.

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology’s

King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology and VMware 

Rapid Time to Service

Delivering secure IT services via a public cloud allows KACST-ISU to accelerate service delivery. New services used to take as long as three weeks to deliver but now take less than an hour. Students and government workers can become immediately productive, so they can excel at their jobs or learn new skills faster. KACST also benefits, because VMware solutions have automated networking and security, safeguarding processes and greatly reducing the time spent on manual network and firewall reconfiguration.



Location: Saudi Arabia
Industry: IT Services, Public Cloud
Products: VMware NSX, vRealize Automation, vRealize Operations, vRealize Orchestrator, vRealize Log Insight

Improved Security

Government and educational institutions depend on stellar technologies for success. They need secure access to applications, and they generate large volumes of information, from personal details to research, coursework, and financial information. Using VMware NSX and VMware vRealize Automation, KACST-ISU is providing customers with access to information and applications, as well as to a full range of cloud-based IT services, complete with automated security controls. VMware NSX ensures that each user’s assets are completely secured and that unauthorized access is prevented—all without requiring substantial IT resources.

What KACST has to say about us

"Cloud services and VMware have given us a great opportunity to lead the market in Saudi Arabia in the growing education and government sectors."


Abdulmajeed Al-Osaimi, Systems and Development Manager, King Abdulaziz City for Science & Technology Internet Services Unit


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vRealize Automation

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vRealize Log Insight

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