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BENEFIT signs contract with Batelco to move IT infrastructure to Hamala Data Centre

BENEFIT signs contract with Batelco to move IT infrastructure to Hamala Data Centre

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Bahrain-based telco Batelco, has signed a contract with BENEFIT, the Kingdom’s innovator in FinTech and electronic financial transactions services, to onboard BENEFIT’s core IT infrastructure to Batelco’s recently established data centre in Hamala.

Prior to signing the contract, representatives from BENEFIT visited the Hamala Data Centre, where a number of operational, technical and security features were outlined by the Batelco team.

Abdulwahed AlJanahi, CEO, BENEFIT Company said: “We are very proud of this important milestone which serves to strengthen the company’s electronic platforms with the newest up-to-date systems. Our partnership with Batelco follows on from a study of the best available solutions and this collaborative effort shows the power of national companies coming together to achieve a collective vision for the Kingdom and the region.”

AlJanahi added that the BENEFIT Company manages and operates very advanced systems and investing in infrastructure and electronic systems is always at the top of priorities to maximise customer confidence. “Furthermore, it shows our commitment to our role as a national institution in advancing the level of banking sector services and contributing to the image of the Kingdom of Bahrain as a regional hub for financial technology and advanced payment systems,” he said.

Abderrahmane Mounir, Enterprise General Manager, Batelco, said: “We are very pleased to sign this contract with BENEFIT, a national entity in the banking and finance sector. This reflects on Batelco’s efforts in supporting this vital sector and also BENEFIT’s trust in Batelco’s infrastructure and capabilities. In hosting their entire IT infrastructure at Batelco’s data centre, BENEFIT’s requirements to safeguard large volumes of mission critical data and ensure a seamless customer experience for its end users, can be reliably met.”

Mounir added that: “Establishing and equipping a data centre of this level is part of our national contribution towards developments taking place within all sectors in Bahrain and in particular those that fall in line with the national vision for the growth of the digital economy.”

Batelco’s data centre is designed to serve the growing demand from companies that require sophisticated and cutting-edge IT management services, along with premium collocation services.

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