Oman Cement Co selects IBM Power Systems Servers

Oman Cement Co selects IBM Power Systems Servers
Published: 29 November 2011

Gulf Business Machines (GBM) has completed the roll out of a an IBM hardware project for the Oman Cement Company.

The IBM distributor provided servers, storage and disaster recovery systems for the Oman Cement Company, to give them resilient, scalable architecture, with flexibility for future use.

The IBM Power Systems servers will run Oman Cement Company’s ERP solution. The project also includes IBM Tivoli Storage Manager for backup.

IBM solutions were chosen as part of the company’s need to improve its IT infrastructure to support its operations.

"The Oman Cement Company is a strategic component of our country’s drive for self reliance. As a result it is important that our supporting infrastructure is in a position to maximize efficiencies and minimize downtime and our decision to invest in boosting our IT infrastructure reflects that," said Jamal Shamis Al-Hooti, CEO, Oman Cement Company. "For a project of such critical importance, we were well aware that selecting the right solution would ensure success. Our decision to work with Gulf Business Machines was based on its extensive track record and its ability to provide top-of-the-line solutions."

"Our upgraded IT infrastructure will allow us to run our business in a more effective manner, ensuring reliability, efficiency and complete scalability of our systems," added Saleh Sultan Al-Rashdi, manager IT, Oman Cement. "The combination of GBM’s expertise and IBM’s hardware and software solutions has contributed to the tremendous success of this project. As we complete this first phase we look forward to further enhancing our IT infrastructure."