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Bank of Beirut, Oman Partners with Oman Data Park.

Bank of Beirut has signed an agreement with Oman Data Park (ODP) to collocate its Disaster Recovery and Business continuity site at the ODP Data Centre, said a press release of the bank.

The partnership will enable Bank of Beirut to continue operations from Oman Data Park's state-of-the-art data center facilities which o ers automation and elimination of human errors, business continuity and disaster recovery. In addition, it allows the bank to dedicate more space to its clients whilst serving them more e iciently.

According to Ramy Zambarakji, CEO Bank of Beirut-Oman, "To ensure the continuous availability and performance of our data center and systems, we require real time access to information with no room for data loss. We chose Oman Data Park because they provided us with reliable solutions that resonated with our business mission. We also believe their system is completely scalable and will support the bank's expansion over the years."

Oman Data Park is the firstmanaged services provider in the country o ering a wide variety

of services catering to both enterprise customers as well as SME's. It equipped the bank withan integrated facility management infrastructure that guarantees uptime, ensures comprehensive data protection and provides exceptional responsiveness. Enabling the bankto optimize its IT e iciency as well as upgrade its services.

Commenting on the partnership, ODP's Maqboul Al Wahaibi said, "Our vision is to transform the market and provide a future where IT services are available on demand. Our work with Bank of Beirut proves that we can o er customized IT solutionsto clients even in highly specialized fields like banking operations."

One of Lebanon's leading commercial banks, Bank of Beirut is firmly established in Oman and fast becoming a major trade channel between the Sultanate and the international market. Having opened its first Muscat branch in December 12, 2006, Bank of Beirut has now four branches located in Shatti Al Qurum, Ghubrah, The Wave and Sohar, along with its Muscat Head O ice.

In Oman, the three main focusesof the bank are Corporate, Retailand International Banking. Since its entry into the country, the bank's goal has been to create a strong and sustainable financial institution that builds better lives and more vibrant communities.

Oman Data Park is a joint venture between Omantel, a leading telecom services provider in Oman and 4Trust LLC, a leading Data Centre company in Oman. Oman Data

Park is a Managed Service Provider with services including Co-location, Managed Infrastructure, Cloud Services, Hosted Applications and Managed Services.

Oman Data Park brings in extraordinary level of performance rating by providing a resilient, fault tolerant infrastructure, redundant capacity systems and multiple distribution paths instantaneously serving the business. The state- of-the-art redundant systems with an integrated facility management infrastructure that guarantees uptime, ensures comprehensive data protection and provides exceptional responsiveness, sothat customers can optimize its IT e iciency while focusing on its core business.

ODP leverages its Data Center to deliver the highest levels of security and operational dependability by providing relief from the e orts associated in managing an on premise Data Center Facility.

"Over the years Bank of Beirut Oman has made substantial e orts to improve its IT infrastructureand ensure client data remains securely stored." Concluded Ramy Zambarakji, "This new system not only alleviates customer concerns about online security, but also enables them to access relevant data more easily."

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Date:Mar 1, 2016
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