RTA opts for VCE converged systems

Announcement due on day two of show

Tags: Roads and Transport AuthorityUnited Arab EmiratesVCE Company LLC (www.vce.com/)
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RTA opts for VCE converged systems Akar: Work closely with businesses.
By  ITP.net Staff Writer Published  October 18, 2015

VCE is using day two of GITEX TECHNOLOGY WEEK 2015 to announce that Dubai’s Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has selected a VCE Vblock system for its Automated Collection System (ACS).

The RTA’s ACS is a contactless smart card scheme for customers using public transport facilities. The smart cards function as an electronic wallet, and customers using public transport services – such as taxis and park facilities – can pay for services through the pre-loaded card.

The Vblock system will form the foundation of the IT infrastructure supporting ACS. It will provide a range of IT applications, including web application, databases and test and development workloads for the RTA’s business segments.

“We’re very pleased to be working with the RTA to help transform its data centre to deliver critical business outcomes for its ACS project,” says Said Akar, regional director for Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and Middle East at VCE. “As the leader in converged infrastructure, we work closely with businesses to offer solutions that integrate with existing IT environments and we strive to ensure that this transition to agile infrastructure is as painless as possible by implementing solutions that are custom designed to deliver their technology needs.”

The RTA needs a highly available infrastructure for mission critical applications, an IT environment that enables mixed workloads, and integrates compute, storage and network technologies. Another requirement is a future-proof solution that enables RTA to retain and maximise its investments, and increase user productivity, scalability and availability.

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