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Tue 3 Apr 2007 02:49 PM

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Real Estate Bank invests in IT

New IT infrastructure will provide consistent and secure connectivity for UAE credit facility.

The Real Estate Bank, the government association that aims to facilitate real estate credit for UAE nationals, establishments, companies and cooperative societies, has selected Alpha Data to build a full IT infrastructure at its facilities.

Alpha Data, one of the UAE's largest IT and telecommunications solution providers, will install a complete integration of structured cabling, networking and telephony systems, consisting of LAN, WAN, servers, firewalls and IP telephones. The new infrastructure will allow the bank to ensure a consistent and secure link between its Abu Dhabi and Dubai offices, as well as offer connectivity to its disaster recovery site.

Abdul Aziz Al Zaabi, general manager of Real Estate Bank, said: "The board of directors of the bank has a strong belief that it is essential to have a well-built IT infrastructure. Their vision is to build a pioneering bank providing real estate banking services through the use of the best and most advanced technologies in accordance with the highest standards."

Alpha Data worked with partners including Nortel Networks, Belden and Juniper Networks to customise the solution and optimise network performance.

Muamamr Maqam, banking and finance vertical manager, Alpha Data, said: "We have integrated state of the art technologies from our key partners to manage the entire set-up on behalf of the customer and ensure the highest level of performance. We have provided a comprehensive solution, keeping in mind the customer's requirement for an IT infrastructure that is highly available, adaptable and easily manageable."

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