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The National Bank of Pakistan has contracted with Dell EMC for employing its state-of-the-art data backup and recovery solutions as their enterprise provider in a ceremony earlier on Tuesday. Megaplus Pakistan, corporate partners to Dell EMC, also made the appearance at the event held at the NBP Head Office, agreeing to implement the Enterprise Backup Solution project.
The event was attended by Mr. Tariq Jamali, President NBP, Mr. Shahid Saeed (Group Chief ITG/CIO, NBP), Mr. Naved Siraj (Dell EMC), Mr. Asim Bokhari (CEO Megaplus) and Mr. Shahnawaz Khan (EVP/ Division Head- Infrastructure & Technology Division, ITG). The necessity of the Enterprise Backup Solution has been realized by NBP as it seeks to protect critical information assets.
Dell EMC happens to be a juggernaut in the global IT industry, occupying the highest market-share in the data-storage solutions market. Its target market includes large companies and public enterprises. Originally, it was EMC up until the merger with Dell by 2016.
The NBP team looks forward to the smooth and successful performance of their new data solutions and expects business and customer satisfaction throughout the lifecycle of the package.
EMC has transformed from a data storage platform to software and services enabling organization–to not just store but also manage, protect, and analyze data. EMC sells products and services, designed to allow IT departments to move to Cloud Computing and Virtualization, for the analysis of big data.
The shift to secure data analytics with real-time access represents some of the most innovative applications of data that are shaping the future. On October 12, 2015, Dell Inc. purchased EMC Corp. at a whopping $67 billion which just so happened to be the largest-ever acquisition in the IT industry to date. The merger combined Dell’s enterprise server, personal computing and mobile business with EMC’s big data specialization, making Dell EMC’s a formidable force in the market.
Biometrics Based Access Control Systems
The NBP took its concerns to the very top of the hierarchy, opening up their doors to Megaplus Pakistan which as one of Dell EMC’s earliest partners was only too happy to provide its services. Established in 1994, Megaplus Pakistan is the largest distributor and service provider of Dell and EMC products in multiple countries.
Megaplus specializes in software development for industrial purposes specifically biometric-based access control systems – in NBP’s case. Their products and services range from servers, memory banks, data libraries, and networking products to client systems, such as workstations, notebooks, and computers as well as dedicated software and relevant peripheral support.
The National Bank of Pakistan has contracted with Dell EMC for employing its state-of-the-art data backup and recovery solutions as their enterprise provider in ceremony Earlier on Tuesday.
Speaking at the event, Mr. Shahid Saeed highlighted the efforts of the NBP for adopting true IT-based banking to financially activate unbanked people. ‘NBP aims to provide high-end services to customers through technology capacity building. In that regard, data protection is a core concern of the bank’, he added.
Mr. Saeed emphasized the need to strictly strengthen the protection of its customer’s data and ensuring the various departments complied on the regulations with an effort to meet goals. “The implementation of an enterprise backup and recovery solution has always been of the utmost priority for NBP ITG,” he said.
Mr. Asim Bokhari, CEO for Megaplus, assured that the implementation of secure data solutions was in the best hands– as the company is known for its outright affiliations with Dell EMC and has undergone tremendous growth over the last decade successfully achieving various major projects in its industry. “Megaplus looks forward to the smooth execution of the project and to strengthening the corporate relationship with NBP as a strategic partner and key applicator”, expressed Bokhari.
Established in 1994 it is part of the Megaplus Group and remains to this day as the largest distributor and service provider of Dell and EMC products in multiple countries.
Mr. Naveed Siraj said that Dell EMC in partnership with Megaplus was keen on bringing NBP onboard its clientele–all of who enjoy company’s cutting-edge technological solution. They pledged to provide the necessary support and technical assistance as well as consultation services to NBP during its journey. Dell EMC would only be too eager to extend full support to the bank as another success story bodes well for all involved parties, Siraj affirmed.
Mr. Shahnawaz Khan pointed out the challenges NBP ITG faced while protecting data, sourced from multiple platforms. ‘The efficiency of the backup process decreases as the environment grows’, he highlighted, adding that the dependency on tape media and legacy techniques made backup recoveries increasingly obsolete.
Realization of these new and increasingly serious challenges regarding data protection is becoming more and more relevant for IT. The NBP IT Infrastructure team took the initiative to modernize its backup and recovery solutions to deploy a contemporary, robust, scalable and reliable platform.
Ultimately this will allow the bank to confidently recover data for operational recovery, disaster recovery and compliance requirements. It is believed that the smooth and successful performance of the NBP’s new data solutions will ensure bank the business and customer satisfaction throughout the lifecycle of the package.