Gulf Air, EMC sign IT storage deal
Manama, June 11, 2014
Gulf Air, the national carrier of Bahrain, has signed a three-year deal with EMC to meet the airline's IT storage requirements while realising both organisations' mission of utilising state-of-the-art technologies to boost business.
EMC is a global leader in enabling businesses to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service, reported the Gulf Daily News, our sister publication.
"We are pleased to extend our partnership with EMC to meet the national carrier's IT storage requirements," Gulf Air acting chief executive Maher Salman Al Musallam said.
"Our longstanding relationship with EMC dates back to 2009 when EMC became the primary data storage infrastructure provider and one of the major components in Gulf Air Private Cloud.
"As a global leader in their field, we are delighted to expand our relationship with EMC to further support the airline's IT functions," he added.
"Gulf Air implemented private cloud computing in 2010 which led to the airline realising faster and more efficient business performance and thereby enhanced customer service," Gulf Air director information technology Dr Jassim Haji said.
"EMC is a key enabler in supporting our cloud computing efforts and we are delighted to work with them in this regard," he added.
"As a world-class provider of passenger and freight travel, Gulf Air needed a solution that would provide maximum scalability to allow for future growth without adding cost and complexity to the existing IT environment," EMC Corporation regional general manager Gulf and Pakistan Habib Mahakian said.
"Together with EMC, Gulf Air has successfully deployed an effective private cloud solution to transform their workflows and business processes. It will also create a strong foundation for data growth by making the best use of existing resources and infrastructure to increase both delivery and response times and offer much faster, more effective services to all stakeholders." – TradeArabia News Service