Intelligent Tech Channels Issue 07 | Page 2

Contents Converged IP Solutions 36 INTELLIGENT DATA CENTRES Flash storage transforming partner programmes The task of managing the cost of storage, providing the right platform for workloads and ensuring the path forwards is simple and pedictable has become a critical success factor says Ben Savage, EMEA Head of Channels & Alliances, Pure Storage. 21 REGIONAL CHANNELS Call our team on +971 4 421 4352 or visit for more information Driving transformation in Bahrain’s financial hub Abdulla Ishaq on how GBM Bahrain is taking its banking and finance customers to the next level of technology and business. 48 EDITOR’S QUESTION Riverbed on creating a partner services economy Five guiding principles are vital for growth says Elie Dib, Senior Managing Director, METNA at Riverbed. 60 CHANNEL CHIEF Driving forces: Serjios Hage The Founder & CEO of EMW talks trust, changing landscapes, winding down and doing things right. 3