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Gulf Air Drives Future Business Growth with Dell EMC

Dell EMC today announced that Gulf Air, the national carrier of the Kingdom of Bahrain, has selected Dell EMC’s market-leading Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions. This was done to create a highly scalable protection and availability foundation for supporting rapid data growth. Gulf Air aims to leverage the backup and recovery capabilities offered by this solution to help meet its data accessibility requirements.

As an international carrier serving 40 cities in 23 countries across three continents, Gulf Air is driven by huge volumes of user-generated data – further expected to grow by 12 percent in the next 18 months. With the modern passenger in mind, Gulf Air optimizes the data to develop an array of products and services. To meet this end, efficient backup and recovery with resilient protection storage is key to fueling the national carrier’s business ambitions. Thus, IT forms the bedrock for Gulf Air’s data-driven business operations, ensuring the smooth and uninterrupted provision of services for its passengers around the globe.

Gulf Air opted to deploy a highly scalable and sophisticated Dell EMC data protection solution to power the IT transformation of its existing storage infrastructure, reduce related costs, future-proof it with advanced efficiencies and safeguard critical data and processes. This will also facilitate business continuity and growth.

Habib Mahakian, Vice President for Gulf & Pakistan at Dell EMC, “With its uninterrupted legacy of customer satisfaction, Gulf Air is staying ahead of the game by prioritizing its IT transformation in an increasingly data-driven world. We are proud to support them and their objective of creating a strong foundation for data growth by building further on our strategic relationship. We aim to ensure that by leveraging the capabilities offered by Dell EMC’s Data Domain and Data Protection Suite solutions, Gulf Air is able to maximize the protection and availability of its IT infrastructure, protect growing volumes of data that will fuel continued growth and deliver best-in-class services.”

Gulf Air has selected Dell EMC’s data protection and availability solutions which comprise Dell EMC Data Domain protection storage and Dell EMC Data Protection Suite software to ensure advanced data protection in addition to achieving the highest levels of data availability around the clock.

Continuing its longstanding support of Gulf Air since 2009, Dell EMC will enable the carrier to protect its most critical information assets and enable take a quantum leap forward in data-driven passenger satisfaction – without the burden of additional cost and complexity.

Dr. Jassim Haji, Director Information Technology, Gulf Air, “As a national carrier with a long heritage of delivering exceptional passenger satisfaction, we are committed to providing our customers with leading-edge products and services – which can be hampered by a lack of real-time data access. Data protection and availability solutions help ensure that our current IT environment not only facilitates a high level of data availability, but also extends enhanced data protection and recovery at industry-leading speed. With an eye on the needs of the future, we are immensely pleased to continue working with Dell EMC.”

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Chris Fernando

Chris N. Fernando is an experienced media professional with over two decades of journalistic experience. He is the Editor of Arabian Reseller magazine, the authoritative guide to the regional IT industry. Follow him on Twitter (@chris508) and Instagram (@chris2508).

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