APC by Schneider deploys key solution at ANB
Riyadh, July 9, 2011
APC by Schneider Electric, a global leader in integrated Critical Power and Cooling Services, said it had recently installated a Tier 3+ dark data center for Arab National Bank (ANB) in Saudi Arabia.
A strategic implementation, that has to support all mission critical applications and the IT infrastructure for all clients of ANB.
Kumail Dehradunwala, head of Information Technology, said, “At ANB, we are a true 24/7 financial institution, offering complete financial services to both our private and business customers along with a full range of domestic and international commercial, traditional and Islamic products and services to the retail and corporate sectors."
"Our IT department supports the bank’s client representatives, tellers, loan officers and back end operations personnel. We manage key network components such as desktop computers and associated peripherals, servers and telephone systems," he noted.
“If our systems fail at any time, the consequences could be catastrophic and very costly. That’s why maintaining network uptime, a stable server, network and workstation infrastructure is critical to the company’s success and directly impacts the return on investment our clients receive,” he added.
The new mission critical datacenter supports ANB’s Core Banking System, numerous other critical financial applications as well as the main communication equipment and other essential data related services.
The purpose of the new dark datacenter was to host all the services provided to ANB branches, telemoney centers, ATMs and ANB customer's services.
According to Kumail, APC by Schneider Electric’s HACS (Hot Air Containment Systems) technology is truly state of the art and provides much better efficiency for high density blade servers and helps eliminate hot spots to deliver long term scalability.
"The InfraStruXure Central management software’s ease of management, failure alerts and integration with the BMS solution sealed the deal. APC’s reputation for reliability and the commitment from the local team also factored into our purchase decision," he explained.
Mahmoud Al Husseini, VP, Saudi Business Machines: "We are very pleased to be associated with a project of this stature in the financial sector. APC’s solutions today are unique due to the fact that their technology innovations are coupled with sound ROI business models, which was a key factor for SBM to tie up with APC."-TradeArabia News Service