As resistance to cloud migration is dissolving globally, cloud technology is playing a pivotal role in reshaping the banking industry. Once considered unlikely, core computing in the cloud is now seen as a game-changer and a necessity to be secure, scalable, and agile in an ever-changing marketplace.
Through its subsidiary company Oman Data Park, Omantel continues to enable large corporates and enterprises to migrate to cloud and stay competitive in dynamic markets by designing cost-effective solutions that streamline the customers’ operations and achieve the desired growth without compromising on data security.
Omantel and BankDhofar have recently inked a five-year contract to provide the bank with a bespoke hybrid solution and wide suite of data center offerings from co-location & connectivity solutions into disaster recovery, followed by stepping stones for workload migration into cloudification. The long-term strategic partnership was signed at Omantel’s headquarters by Eng. Baha Allawati, VP of Enterprise Business Unit at Omantel, and Dr. Tariq Taha, Chief Information Officer at BankDhofar.
“Enterprises are constantly evolving, and their success is strongly linked with their ability to adopt new technologies and serve their customers with unique offerings to elevate their experiences.
We are thrilled to sign a strategic partnership with BankDhofar and be part of their successful journey into cloudification. With our hybrid solution delivered through Omantel’s Data Centre and hosting arm Oman Data Park, we will be moving the workload and operations of BankDhofar into our data center as a part of their journey towards digital transformation and cloud adoption. This strategic move will optimize their operation, increase agility in product offering, and improve the customer experience. By leveraging the power of cloud technology, we are confident that this move will not only enhance the scalability and reliability of their operations but also enable them to stay ahead of the curve in a rapidly evolving industry. We are committed to delivering a seamless transition and ensuring that our clients’ needs and expectations are met with the highest level of excellence.” Commented Eng. Baha Allawati, Vice President of Enterprise Business Unit at Omantel.
Dr. Tariq Taha, Chief Information Officer at BankDhofar, said “Core computing in the cloud has become a reality and it is reshaping the banking industry. At BankDhofar, we are keen on embracing the future as we are always looking for ways to stay ahead of the curve. Therefore, adopting state-of-the-art solutions provided by our partner, Omantel, is key towards streamlining our operations and be more agile in a dynamic market while at the same time ensure maximum data security. I am confident that this partnership will bear fruit and it will foster cloudification among large entities.”
Hassan Abdul Ali, General Manager of Business Development at Oman Data Park, commented “We are excited to have been given the opportunity to shift BankDhofar’s data center to the cloud. This is a major step forward for streamlining the bank’s operations, enabling it to focus on strategic initiatives while reducing operational expenses and avoiding capacity constraints.”
“Not only shifting to the cloud eliminates the costs of operating and maintaining an on-premises data center, but it also elevates data security levels and ensures speedy data recovery in emergencies. We have empowered BankDhofar with disaster recovery capabilities across Tier III data centers and cloud, and this is a game-changer as it will automate the disaster recovery procedures, significantly reduce data recovery time, and enable BCP operation anytime, anywhere. Moreover, the bank will have the agility and flexibility that is needed to stay competitive. It can handle peak loads with ease and without any service disruptions, thanks to the elasticity of the cloud.” He added.