(PRWEB) January 14, 2013
Global infrastructure specialist, Siemon, has been selected by Bank AlJazira to supply a complete, end-to-end, IT infrastructure for the bank’s new data centers across the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. This development has been spurred by the bank’s strategy for growth and to secure technical advantage in the financial market.
Bank AlJazira has chosen to specify a shielded cabling solution, which is a growing trend in the Middle Eastern market. This, the bank says, was selected for its superior performance and security properties; affording the greatest technical lifespan and highest return on investment. Utilizing ultra-dense VersaPOD® cabinets and plug and play fiber, the infrastructure has been designed for maximum space saving, greatest energy efficiency, highest future-proof performance, speed of installation and operational reliability.
Siemon was selected as the supplier of choice in a competitive tender with two other industry-leading manufacturers. According to Ahmed Al Hassan, Head of IT at Bank AlJazira, “Siemon presented the most impressive data center designs for our Jeddah and Riyadh sites and Siemon’s proposed solution performed best against the high standard set by our specification.” The bank also recognized Siemon’s strong local presence in the region and valued support given by Prem Rodrigues, Sales manager for Siemon in the Middle East.
Extending their global relationship with BT, Siemon suggested international systems integrator, BT Al Saudia and, following consideration, the bank duly appointed this company to deliver the project.
The installation for these new facilities focuses on Bank AlJazira’s main data center and disaster recovery data center, comprising Siemon’s high-density VersaPOD cabinets for the patching field, plus V600 racks to house the active equipment. Cabling will include both MTP plug and play fibre, which supports 10, 40 and 100Gb/s applications, plus Z-MAX® copper category 6A F/UTP shielded trunk cables. This shielded solution represents the cutting edge of category 6A cabling, providing the highest margins on all TIA and ISO performance requirements for category 6A/class EA, including critical alien crosstalk parameters. It offers guaranteed link lengths as short as three meters, which is of particular value in the data center.
Commenting on this important project for award-winning Bank AlJazira, Prem Rodrigues said, “This is the culmination of many months of working together and we are delighted to be able to bring Siemon’s global data center expertise to the advantage of such a prestigious institution. The data center design work we have done has been of particular significance to this project.”
Commenting on the collaboration with Siemon, Dale Millar of BT Al Saudia added “With the combined expertise of Siemon and BT Al Saudia and the bank’s preference for excellence, it is exciting to be installing a system of such high specification. We certainly look forward to celebrating the performance enhancement it brings to Bank AlJazira and its customers, across Saudi Arabia and beyond.”
Established in 1903, Siemon is an industry leader specializing in the design and manufacture of high quality, high performance network cabling solutions and services for data centers and intelligent buildings. Headquartered in Connecticut, USA, with global sales, technical and logistics expertise spanning over 100 countries, Siemon offers the most comprehensive suite of copper and optical fiber cabling systems, cabinets, racks, cable management, data center power and cooling systems and intelligent infrastructure management solutions. With over 400 patents specific to structured cabling, Siemon Labs invests heavily in R&D and the development of industry standards, underlining the company’s long-standing commitment to its customers and the industry. New product: Siemon Intelligent PDUs for Data Centers