Batelco received a delegation from the National Bank of Bahrain (NBB) Group, on a visit to the newly opened Batelco Data Center, located in Hamala.
During the tour, key features of the colocation facility were outlined by the Batelco team including the benefits it offers such as providing the right environment for the operation of the bank IT critical infrastructure. Also, both teams discussed a number of topics including the importance for the banking and finance sector to have access to a secure environment to locate their critical data, ensuring business continuity in the face of environmental or technical disasters.
Both Batelco and NBB Group signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to formalize plans that will see the Group’s core IT infrastructure being moved and hosted within Batelco’s Hamala Data Center.
The National Bank of Bahrain began its digital transformation journey in 2018, in order to meet the fast-evolving needs of its customers and ensure a higher availability of its services. NBB is continuously modernizing every aspect of its banking experience through strengthening its digital capabilities, while reducing electricity consumption and dependence on physical technology within its own Data Centers, to ensure a greener environment.
Batelco’s Hamala Data Center is the third Data Center of the company and the second to achieve Tier III certification for design and build from the “Uptime Institute”, a global authority that specializes in evaluating global Data Centers through a series of performance-based assessments designed to measure progress and efficiency of all Data Centers across the world. With an area of 12,236 square meters, the Center is equipped with a total capacity of 2.7 megawatts that services 250 working racks, Batelco’s Hamala Data Center is the largest enterprise Data Center in the Kingdom of Bahrain.