University of Bahrain picks Dell EMC for IT transformation

Comprehensive upgrade sees UOB deploy Dell EMC’s VDI, cloud and HCI solutions

Alabdi: "We aim to turn UOB into a future-proof and world-class hub for transformation, enterprise and innovation."
Alabdi: "We aim to turn UOB into a future-proof and world-class hub for transformation, enterprise and innovation."

The University of Bahrain (UOB) has deployed Dell EMC’s Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI), cloud and Hyper Converged Infrastructure (HCI) solutions, helping the university optimise application storage by 40%.    

UOB faced a number of challenges associated with a traditional and siloed infrastructure that hindered the performance of critical applications, workflows, impacted employee efficiency and lacked the flexibility or agility to meet future expansion needs. Dell EMC’s VxRail helps the university reduce complexities of a traditional and siloed infrastructure, decrease maintenance costs and provide round the clock availability of mission critical applications.

 Sohaib Alabdi, head of information network and infrastructure section at University of Bahrain said, “Through this partnership, we aim to turn UOB into a future-proof and world-class hub for transformation, enterprise and innovation and chart our path to realize one of the primary objectives of the Bahrain’s Economic Vision 2030 – the creation of a sustainable and knowledge-based economy and society.” 

The university deployed Dell EMC’s VDI solution, VxRail, Dell Switches and Wyse thin client to accelerate their journey to IT and digital transformation. This has enabled the university to deploy new virtual machines that automatically allocates available resources across the IT ecosystem to enable anytime, anywhere remote access to applications, course materials and other critical information securely. This has resulted in an increase in workflow productivity, employee efficiency, enhanced archiving and backup and storage optimisation.

Samer Diya, country manager, Oman & Bahrain at Dell EMC said, “University of Bahrain was on the lookout for a solution that helps the institution increase its pace of innovation and offers its students and faculty the best levels of service. Through our industry-leading VDI and HCI solutions, the university has been able to leverage an integrated infrastructure to create a virtual computing environment that is readily flexible and scalable to meet the demands of tomorrow. We are glad to be part of their transformative journey, as they move a step closer in realizing their digital future, producing the next generation of skilled professionals in Bahrain and furthering human progress.”

With the new HCI ecosystem, the university has successfully created a centralised IT environment that facilitates faster, and simplified delivery of virtual desktops, business-critical applications and remote office infrastructure.

Additionally, the VDI solution allows students and faculty to securely access their desktops and applications from their chosen device at all times from within the three library locations located in the UOB campuses.

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