Middle East Airlines goes with HP for data centre infrastructure

Airline rolls out HP blade enclosure, storage and networking solutions

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By  Mark Sutton Published  September 14, 2010

Middle East Airlines (MEA) has announced that it has rolled out a new data centre infrastructure based on HP solutions.

The national carrier for Lebanon has deployed HP Proliant blade enclosures, storage and networking solutions at its main office in Beirut, to provide more efficient business processing and customer service.

"Technology is the key to driving innovation and improving customer service in the competitive aviation sector. Hence it was crucial for us that we partnered with the right people who understood our business and could innovate as we grew," said Adib Shreif, Head of IT, MEA.

"HP's end-to-end solutions, bundled with the partnership approach and the expertise of their services team has made them the preferred technology partner for Middle East Airlines. We have a long working history with HP, our IT infrastructure is based on HP's solutions and services and this demonstrates the confidence we have in trusting them with our core business applications where downtime or data loss are not an option," he added.

The new infrastructure went live last month, after it was deployed by Midware Data Systems, an advanced IT Infrastructure solutions provider.

The airline was struggling with its existing infrastructure, through the cost of maintaining obsolete equipment, performance issues, growing storage requirements and inability to handle new technology. The company says that the new virtualised infrastructure will now help to cut power consumption, contain costs and leverage new business opportunities.

"As one of the fast growing airlines in the region, MEA airlines have successfully redirected their investment dollars from routine operations to innovation and business growth.  The new solutions will allow MEA to deliver reliable, secure and cost-effective services to the partners and passengers they serve, in addition to reducing energy-related operating costs and meet corporate commitments and compliance standards," said Fawwaz Qadan, Director of Enterprise Storage, Servers, and Networking(ESSN) HP Middle East.

George Geha, President, Midware Data Systems commented: "We are committed to helping organizations advance their business processes and services through HP's broad product portfolio. Our focus has been and remains on delivering HP's core values to our customers in Lebanon, helping them achieve outstanding business results."

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