National Commercial Bank consolidates servers on HP

277-branch bank plans to consolidate its server architecture around HP's Superdome Unix machines.

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By  Greg Wilson Published  April 4, 2002

National Commercial Bank (NCB) is consolidating its server architecture around HP hardware. The 277-branch bank plans to deploy a collection of HP Superdome Unix machines and Keystone class servers, with support from HP services business.

“The HP solution is expected to help us increase our efficiency in the data centre by following industry trends for consolidation and operating systems independence,” says Adel Abbas, system services manager, NCB.

“It is also expected to enable us to respond quickly to demanding market dynamics. These two goals are linked to the high level strategy of NCB to offer our customers the most reliable and diverse services,” he adds.

The Saudi-based bank went with HP after an extensive tendering process. However, HP’s Superdome platform beat of rivals due its ability to support server consolidation, operating system independence and robust system performance.

“We are pleased to partner with NCB to simplify its technology operations and help them transfer efficiencies to their own customers,” says Patrick Hayati, regional director, financial services sector, HP Middle East.

“The combination of HP’s services… [and a] willingness to build long term relationships with customers, makes use the ideal technology partner for businesses seeking to increase the efficiency of their data centre operations,” claims Hayati.

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