Siemon wins Saudi data centre project
Riyadh, January 9, 2013
Global infrastructure specialist Siemon said it has been selected by Saudi bank Al Jazira to supply a complete, end-to-end, IT infrastructure for the bank’s new data centres across the Kingdom.
This development has been spurred by the bank’s strategy for growth and to secure technical advantage in the financial market.
Bank Al Jazira has chosen to specify a shielded cabling solution, which is a growing trend in the Middle Eastern market. This, says the bank, was selected for its superior performance and security properties; affording the greatest technical lifespan and highest return on investment.
Utilising ultra-dense VersaPod cabinets and plug and play fibre, the infrastructure has been designed for maximum space saving, greatest energy efficiency, highest future-proof performance, speed of installation and operational reliability.
Siemon was selected as the supplier of choice in a competitive tender with two other industry-leading manufacturers, said a top bank official.
“Siemon presented the most impressive data centre designs for our Jeddah and Riyadh sites and Siemon’s proposed solution performed best against the high standard set by our specification,” said Ahmed Al Hassan, the head of IT at Bank AlJazira.
The bank also recognised Siemon’s strong local presence in the region and valued support given by Prem Rodrigues, the sales manager for Siemon in the Middle East.
Extending their global relationship with BT, Siemon suggested international systems integrator, BT Al Saudia and, following consideration, the bank duly appointed this company to deliver the project.
Commenting on the project, Prem Rodrigues said, “This is the culmination of many months of working together and we are delighted to be able to bring Siemon’s global data centre expertise to the advantage of such a prestigious institution. The data centre design work we have done has been of particular significance to this project.”
Dale Millar of BT Al Saudia said, "With the combined expertise of Siemon and BT Al Saudia and the bank’s preference for excellence, it is exciting to be installing a system of such high specification."
"We certainly look forward to celebrating the performance enhancement it brings to Bank AlJazira and its customers, across Saudi Arabia and beyond," he added.-TradeArabia News Service