GBM completes Ministry’s IT project
Manama, June 7, 2010
Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a leading Bahrain-based IT solutions and services provider, has completed an IT infrastructure project of the Bahrain’s Ministry of Social Development.
The project was undertaken by Bahrain Business Machines (BBM), GBM’s Bahrain division.
In addition to successfully deploying a VMware vSphere virtualization platform, BBM also completed a project to consolidate the Ministry’s servers and deploy a Cisco Unified Communication System (CUCS).
MoSD is the first Ministry in Bahrain to deploy vSphere, which can aggregate and holistically manage large pools of IT infrastructure including processors, storage and networking.
As a result the solution creates a seamless, flexible and dynamic operating environment for the Ministry’s IT infrastructure.
CUCS will provide the Ministry with a means of ensuring consistent communications services for all its employees, while providing greater security, resilience and scalability, a statement said.
In addition to connecting Ministry employees and their stakeholders, the system will facilitate better interaction through virtual platforms and will help integrate collaboration and communications into the Ministry’s processes.
The System consists of Cisco Call Managers, Cisco Voice Gateways, Cisco Unity Solution, Cisco Presence Server, Cisco FAX Solution and Cisco IP Phones.
“It has become increasingly important for us to ensure that our IT infrastructure is able to cope with the demands of the environment we work in,” said Rashid Almadani, Director of IS at MoSD.
“The deployment of vSphere will help us move towards virtualization and cloud computing, while the consolidation of our servers and the use of a Cisco Unified Communication System will boost efficiencies at the Ministry.”
“Our decision to work with BBM was based on its track record with various government ministries in Bahrain and its Cisco Gold Partner status. We also benefit from continued access to best-in-class technical support and expertise even after the completion of this project,” he added.
Abdulla Ishaq, country general manager, BBM, said: “The range of solutions we have deployed at the MoSD reflects the growing role IT plays in governance in Bahrain.”
“It is evident that the Bahraini government and its entities are serious about enhancing their IT efficiencies while adopting the latest in technology,’ he concluded. – TradeArabia News Service