Alba adopts new Windows Server
Manama, December 23, 2012
Aluminium Bahrain (Alba) has announced its adoption of the new Windows Server 2012 Hyper-V 3.0 and System Center 2012, in line with its commitment to improve efficiency and seamless operation of processes.
The announcement was made during the Windows Server 2012 Bootcamp organised recently by Microsoft Bahrain at the Sheraton Hotel. The event was held to mark the official launch of Windows Server 2012 for the Kingdom’s market.
Alba was chosen to be part of the rapid deployment programme (RDP) in May, a statement from the company said. The deployment was achieved across the company’s multiple data centres to help achieve the best private cloud environment.
Esam Hadi, IT manager, Alba, said: “For a company of Alba’s size, it is imperative that efficient backend support remains at the heart of all business operations and in enabling the company achieve its productivity goals. The deployment of this new cloud platform was a move in the right direction as it helped reduce IT operational cost by 25 per cent through its reliable and innovative use of low-cost storage as well as bring improvements in continuous system availability. With the new Windows Server 2012 from Microsoft, we are gaining tremendous efficiencies, which translates into more time to innovate for company growth."
Windows Server 2012 – widely regarded as a cornerstone of the Cloud OS – expands the definition of a server operating system and adds significant new advancements in virtualisation, storage, networking and automation, the statement said. In combination with Windows Azure and System Center, Windows Server 2012 empowers customers to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted and public clouds. – TradeArabia News Service