Leading Kuwaiti Bank Deploys Cisco’s Cloud and Data Center Solutions for IT innovation and Business Acceleration to Deliver Enhanced Customer Services
KUWAIT CITY, Kuwait - 21 June 2015 – Kuwait Credit Bank (KCB), announced today that it is to deploy Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS) platform for its data center network IT infrastructure. The network infrastructure upgrade will also include a Cloud Computing environment which will enable the Bank to retain control and become more relevant while reducing risk and accelerating time to market.
Cisco UCS solves the real business challenges of integrating compute, storage and networking within IT infrastructure. The ability for organisations like KCB to achieve tangible benefits by reducing total cost of ownership, simplifying management and increasing data centre efficiency are behind the fast adoption of UCS.
The Internet of Everything is leading to rapid innovation and business opportunity, along with new challenges for IT leaders. Kuwait Credit Bank was looking to improve business with new online services that foster growth while reducing costs, minimizing risks, and increasing agility so a robust Cisco Cloud environment proved to be the answer.
- The Cisco UCS represents a radical simplification of traditional architectures, dramatically reducing the number of devices organizations must purchase, deploy, and maintain. Customer results have proven that the economic and operational benefits of Cisco UCS innovations include:
- 87% reduction in provisioning times
- 77% reduction in cabling
- 77% reduction of on-going administrative/management cost
- 53% reduction in power and cooling
- Cloud computing is key for Middle East organizations to virtualize their physical IT infrastructure and Cisco research predicts that global data center traffic will nearly triple, with cloud representing 76% of total data center traffic. As this accelerated growth creates enormous opportunities for business innovation and acceleration, organisations like KCB are realising the importance of virtualizing their servers to create secure cloud environments.
Tariq Alusaimi, CIO at Kuwait Credit Bank:
“Cisco’s pioneering next generation data center solutions will enable Kuwait Credit Bank’s IT infrastructure to meet business demands for new applications within the Kuwaiti finance sector as well facilitate new levels of productivity, agility and cost savings, improved performance, enhanced visibility, and operational simplicity. At the end of the day it is important that we are able to continually enhance the services that we are providing to our banking customers in an increasingly competitive marketplace and Cisco’s technology solutions will allow us to deliver this.”
Zaidoun Arbad, General Manager, Cisco Kuwait:
“Globally, the impact and the importance of the data center continues to grow as companies realize the value of minimizing infrastructure investments on the balance sheet and freeing up capital to strengthen their core business activities. Cisco will provide Kuwait Credit Bank with practical, fast and reliable solutions that will optimize their services to improve their customer offering. Amid the ongoing convergence of technologies for the next-generation Internet, Cisco sees a unique opportunity to combine the latest technology innovations and end-to-end solutions to enable customers like Kuwait Credit Bank to more efficiently and quickly capture market opportunities in entirely new ways while both growing their businesses and delivering new network experiences to their customers. We look forward to rolling out our solutions to their premises around the country over the coming months and year.”
About Kuwait Credit Bank:
Kuwait Credit Bank provide social and real estate loans services to all Kuwaiti citizens with multi channels that allows Kuwaiti citizens to get all services anywhere and anytime. For more information please visit our on-line banking.
To achieve this goal struggling bank to raise the efficiency and skill of workers seeking has to reach the highest satisfaction rates of the public, and also seeks to improve the services provided to Kuwaiti citizens to apply international standards in the field of information technology and the creation of electronic portal through which citizens can get all the services of the bank of any anywhere, anytime, and to activate the diversity of sources of investment policy at the bank will be able to continue to improve its services for a long time without the state treasury bear additional burdens.
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