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November Monthly Special 2021

‘We Strive to Become the Biggest AWS Cloud Service Provider in the Market’: AbdelRahman Elposhi, CEO of FORTE CLOUD


“At the moment though, we aim to fill the market gap in enterprise digital transformation in Egypt and the MENA region.”

FORTE CLOUD is an Egypt-based AWS Advanced Consulting Partner with SAP Competency. It delivers state-of-the-art technology solutions to clients in the country and the MENA region. FORTE CLOUD is the sole AWS Advanced Partner, authorized reseller, and public sector partner in Egypt.

With unique expertise in digital business transformation and cloud computing for organizations across different industry sectors, FORTE CLOUD provides a broad portfolio of Cloud Services and Solutions that are specially tailored to address the challenges of each of its clients’ businesses and answer for their digitalization and process automation.

The company was founded in 2014 and is based in New Cairo, Egypt.

To highlight and further understand what FORTE CLOUD stands for and seeks to explore in this segment, I sat down with AbdelRahman Elposhi (Founder), who serves as the company’s Chief Executive Officer.

Below is an excerpt.

Q. FORTE CLOUD has gained a reputation as a reliable and honest company, with most of its customers coming from referrals. Splendid! How have you managed to achieve this feat?

At FORTE CLOUD, all our partnerships are based on mutual trust and respect. As our main goal is to add value to our clients, whether it be new experience, knowledge, or even just a new service, we aim to always enhance their everyday cloud experience with additional value on top of our service.

By putting our clients’ trust first while maintaining high standards and consistent delivery, we have managed to build long-lasting partnerships. As we move forward, we aim to further confirm our reliability, trustworthiness, and sustainability. In other words, we are dedicated to enriching our clients’ everyday experiences while helping them achieve their digital transformation goals.

Q. Could you list your services here and explain how different they are compared to your competitors?

We currently offer four main services to our clients:

Cloud Consulting and Assessment: Our consulting and assessment services aim to help companies evaluate the cloud for their specific needs and how to integrate it into their IT project strategy. Our team provides them with insight into which business enterprise applications may be moved to the cloud and guides them through every step to use the cloud technology. During the process, we utilize numerous tools to assess the overall performance and abilities of the cloud services to accelerate the clients’ cloud adoption journey without compromising on the performance and quality.

AWS Professional Services: Our team of cloud architects is a high-touch, focused group of individuals who specialize in providing specialty practice resources to help enterprises deploy new AWS services and complex workloads, as well as engage with ones that have yet to commit to cloud. Our team focuses on recognizing each company’s specific cloud needs to achieve their desired business results while still taking advantage of the usage of the AWS Cloud benefits.

Cloud Migration Services: Cloud migration to Amazon Web Services provides operational benefits and efficiency to businesses. It helps them focus on core competencies and reimagine how they work and innovate. Using FORTE CLOUD accelerates their migration process while providing them with the knowledge and advice from our team of experts to ensure maximum visibility, control and security while minimizing costs on an ongoing basis.

Cloud Managed and Support Services: FORTE CLOUD Managed Services (FMS) is simply a set of services and tools that automate infrastructure management tasks for Amazon Web Services deployments. We aim to simplify the process of migration to the cloud and then manage those services for our clients. Our dedicated cloud support team works closely with each client to understand their needs and provide them with best practices and proper assistance. Using our expertise allows clients to achieve faster time to value, minimize the cost of running, and maximize the benefits of running their workloads on AWS.

Q. Who are your clients? Would you like to share a client success story or two?

FORTE CLOUD has worked with large multi-vendor teams and has a proven track record of proficiency in handling major projects for clients across different industries. In 2020, Juhayna, the largest dairy manufacturer in Egypt, decided to move to the cloud to remain an industry leader and reduce costs. Partnering with FORTE CLOUD to migrate to the cloud has helped Juhayna save $200,000 a year in costs. And it only took them three months to complete the process and achieve these results. You can read more details on how we achieved that on our website.

Before that, FORTE CLOUD has also helped Hyperone, one of the biggest hypermarket chains in Egypt, unlock the full potential of SAP using AWS with a 40 percent cost reduction. Working with us has helped them boost productivity, increase availability and improve processing times by 78 percent. For more details on how we accomplished that, check the detailed case study on our website.

Q. What new endeavors is FORTE CLOUD currently undertaking?

We strive to become the leading AWS cloud service provider in the market through dedication, hard-earned skills, and a daring attitude. Our belief in the importance of our role in the Middle East is what drives us to continuously look for new cloud technologies and innovations that could benefit clients in the MENA region.

At the moment though, we aim to fill the market gap in enterprise digital transformation in Egypt and the MENA region. We want businesses here to reach their highest potential with AWS cloud and we want to be there with them as they grow and reach new heights.

Q. How do you plan to transform your company into a future that is unfolding before you?

We are constantly providing our team with the necessary tools and knowledge to stay on top of new cloud technologies and innovations. If there’s a new technology on AWS, we’re already planning how to utilize it for our clients’ benefit. We want to continuously improve our services to make sure that we are always ahead of the curve.

AbdelRahman Elposhi | Founder & CEO

As the CEO of FORTE CLOUD, AbdelRahman Elposhi is responsible for running all facets of the business. AbdelRahman has a proven executive management track record of over 12 years of experience driving sales growth in the technology industry. He leads FORTE CLOUD in achieving its main goals: 

  • Add value to the clients and enrich their everyday experience with AWS cloud
  • Gain client trust and loyalty by building an equal partnership with them

AbdelRahman has founded FORTE CLOUD in September 2014 with the aim of shaping the future of information technology and driving the digital transformation for businesses in the MENA region.

Under his leadership, FORTE CLOUD managed to become the sole AWS Advanced Partner, authorized reseller, and public sector partner in Egypt in 2020. FORTE CLOUD was also named APN SAP partner of the year in 2020, further solidifying the company’s position as a trusted cloud solutions partner in the market.

"We aim to simplify the process of migration to the cloud and then manage those services for our clients."