KNPC deploys GCC's 'largest' server system
Kuwait, May 5, 2014
Kuwait National Petroleum Corporation (KNPC) and ITS (International Turnkey Systems), today announced the implementation of a virtualized Oracle Enterprise server at the oil major's complex.
The project, claimed to be the largest state-of-the-art server deployed in the GCC, has streamlined processes, reduced bottom line costs and increased performance by 50 percent, a statement said.
The increased performance was recorded within its business critical systems, such as financial systems and its in-house applications that manage refinery procurement schedules, it said.
With the successful completion of the ICT project, KNPC now boasts one of the biggest hardware infrastructures in the region paving the way for similar successes from other enterprises in Kuwait, the statement said.
Abdulaziz Ahmed Abdulrahman Al-Duaij, manager information technology at KNPC, said: “At KNPC we have been working toward a single ICT vision - to align our technology systems under one unified solution, offering resources and benefits to our group of companies. The introduction of this new virtualised Oracle Enterprise server, implemented by partner ITS, gives us the best design to support our databases and Oracle E-Business Suite applications according to our business requirements. As a result our system performance, availability and reliability have all improved tremendously and we are now confident we can scale to develop new key projects such as clean fuel and a new refinery. Due to our strict resource requirements, we needed an ICT provider that had all the appropriate certifications to deploy technology from a wide variety of vendors, ITS was the clear choice to implement this project due to its vast experience in this field and credentials in the market.”
Yaqoub Khajah, acting line of business head - energy, ITS said: “This deployment was an important project for KNPC and as the company’s trusted ICT solution provider we oversaw and managed the implementation process. As consultants, we worked closely with KNPC to review their strategic goals, develop the project plan and identify the technical requirements that would assure the implementation could be conducted at minimum cost within their specific time-frame. The introduction of this high-end virtualized Oracle Enterprise server is only the beginning for KNPC as we work closely with them to fortify and upgrade its entire network infrastructure.” - TradeArabia News Service