Bahrain Duty Free boosts IT infrastructure
Manama, January 17, 2011
Bahrain Duty Free has completed virtualisation of its IT infrastructure, which has yielded substantial savings in energy, costs and space.
This initiative has also led to reduction in risks through strengthened security and disaster recovery capabilities.
'Bahrain Duty Free has always been in the forefront in introducing new technology and technology concepts,' said head of finance Dominic Carroll.
'The virtualisation project was undertaken to provide more flexibility and better manageability of IT.
'As this also leads to savings in energy and costs, it was a high priority project for us,' Carroll said.
'We entrusted Elite Technologies, Bahrain, with the design and implementation of this project.
'We jointly arrived at a solution based on the IBM Blade centre platform and Microsoft Hyper V solution,' said Carroll.
'The company can now provision servers in minutes instead of hours, back up all of its virtual machines and provide more responsive service while saving at least one hour every day in IT infrastructure management work and reducing IT costs,' said IT manager Anoop Purohit.
'We are as passionate about the environment as we are about technology. We worked with Bahrain Duty Free to design and implement a system, which not only improves reliability and reduces risks but also reduces their carbon footprint.'-TradeArabia News Service