KNPC upgrades data centre infrastructure
Kuwait City, October 3, 2013
Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC), a subsidiary of the State-owned Kuwait Petroleum Corporation, has completed a large-scale upgrade of its data centre infrastructure.
The upgrade is based on Oracle SPARC T4 and M9000 servers and was carried out as part of the IT department’s vision to add value to the core business and jointly transform the company into a digitally intelligent corporation, said a statement.
The additional data centre capacity and scalability is needed to accommodate the immediate future requirements of corporate applications and the anticipated increased data load associated with the building of its new refinery and the roll-out of its clean fuel project, it said.
The new data centre infrastructure will absorb the IT requirements of the new refinery, which is intended to supply power generation plants in Kuwait with environment friendly fuel and an alternative for gas imports and heavy fuel consumption.
The servers will also support the upgrades planned for KNPC’s Mina Abdulla and Mina Al-Ahmadi refineries, which will include installing reactors and vessels to process environmentally-friendly fuel with a low sulfur content. - TradeArabia News Service