Within the technological infrastructure development plan, the Agricultural Bank opens the data center

Alaa Farouk, chair of the board of the Agricultural Bank of Egypt, inaugurated the project to develop and modernize the information center “Data Center” at the bank’s head office, so that for the first time the bank has an integrated technology system according to the latest international standards that meet its operational needs and the needs of its customers, as part of the comprehensive development strategy implemented by the bank in all its sectors, including the development of technological infrastructure in line with the latest methods used in banking, and assuring its ability to expand services and digital products and updates in the bank’s business in the future, with the highest levels of quality and security standards.

During the opening, the President of the Agricultural Bank inspected all the data center units, and listened to a detailed breakdown of the center, which includes the latest equipment for data centers in the world, and one of the few centers in Egypt that succeeded. to obtain the international UPTIME accreditation by the US UPTIME Institute. The center is established on an area of ​​1,000 square meters with a capacity of 54 shelves and a capacity of 10 kVA for each rack, which is sufficient capacity to accommodate and meet all the time – term updates, and the center is equipped according to the latest systems and technological applications, and is designed according to standard standards. For Level 3 data centers, it has all the elements of performance at the highest technical level for information networks, in addition to security and safety factors such as early fire alarm systems, self-extinguishing and other elements.

The data center development and modernization project was entrusted to Raya Information Technology Company to implement the project, which is one of the leading companies in the field of establishing and equipping data centers using the latest technical solutions and in accordance with the highest international standards and specifications. , in collaboration with the International Company for Consulting and Information Systems “ACIS” which has extensive experience in this. The project is also under the supervision of the Sabbour Engineering Consulting Office, which is one of the well-established consulting offices, together with a team from the information technology sector at the Agricultural Bank of Egypt, which monitors the progress of the project during the implementation period 24 hours per monitored in accordance with the standard specifications and the bank’s data center needs.

The opening of the data center was attended by Sami Abdel Sadiq, Vice-Chair of the Business Sector Board, Mohamed Ihab, Vice-Chair of the Board of Directors for Support Sectors, ing. Ahmed Abdullah, managing director of the international consultation. and Information Systems “ACIS”, ing. Hisham Abdel Rasoul, managing director of Raya, and ing. Omar Sabbour, Chairman of the Board of Sabbour Consulting Engineering Company, Ihab Al-Wazzan, Chief Information Technology Officer at the Bank, and a number of the Bank’s leaders and representatives of the implementation and supervisory companies.

During the opening, Alaa Farouk expressed his congratulations on the opening of the data center at the bank’s main center in Dokki, and emphasized that this is one of the important achievements of the bank within the framework of the comprehensive development plan currently being implemented at the level. of all its sectors.

Alaa Farouk thanked the companies that implement the project and emphasized that they are successful partners and spared no effort to complete this project in accordance with the highest international standards and specifications for the design of data centers, and for obtaining international accreditations for the center despite the challenges they faced. during the implementation phases.

The head of the Agricultural Bank said: “The data center was established and equipped to keep up with the bank’s requirements to modernize the technological infrastructure at the highest level to suit its peers in the world, and in line with our regulations. that the bank must provide the best banking and financing solutions and services to meet the needs of its customers of all categories and segments, according to the highest quality standards. “.

He added that for the first time, the bank owns a data center that contributes to accelerating the implementation of our ambitious digital transformation strategy to keep pace with the major developments in the banking sector, in line with the state’s vision and the directions of the Central Bank of Egypt under the leadership of His Excellency Governor Tarek Amer, given that digital transformation is the basis on which the state relies in implementation Think of the “New Republic” in implementing the precepts of His Excellency President Abdel Fattah El -Sisi, President of the Republic, in an effort to improve financial inclusion and attract more groups to the banking system, the most important of which is the youth group, which uses technology to complete all its transactions and the Central Bank’s digital initiatives to activate transformation.

He pointed out that the bank is currently implementing its plan to digitize all our banking and financing services and to introduce a set of digital products and smart applications that meet the needs of its customers to use digital banking services and to find alternative pay channels.

Alaa Farouk emphasized the bank’s zeal to provide the necessary training to its human cadres, who are responsible for implementing this strategy, through intensive training programs to develop their skills, and to attract the best banking expertise to benefit from it. the electronic banking, information technology and other sectors, which enable us to offer banking applications and banking products digitally, according to the highest levels of quality in the banking sector.

Eng. Ahmed Abdullah, managing director of ACIS, in turn confirmed that the opening of the main data center of the Agricultural Bank of Egypt is a great achievement for all partners in this project because of the value it will add to the Agricultural Bank. of Egypt in particular and to the banking sector in general, to contribute to the provision of technological services And digital banking products benefiting a wide range of customers, in line with the State’s guidelines for digitizing all services.

Eng. Hisham Abdel Rasoul, Managing Director of Raya Information Technology, in turn praised the collaboration with the Agricultural Bank of Egypt to establish the data center to contribute to the achievement of the bank’s objectives of keeping pace with information development and international compliance. standards. , which is due to Raya’s extensive tools and expertise in data center development and their ability to adapt technological solutions to achieve the highest levels of performance. In addition, Raya is committed to adopting the designs of the UPTIME International Institute Center, which specializes in the study and evaluation of global data centers, making the Agricultural Bank Data Center one of the few centers to succeed. has to obtain this certificate, which sets out many determinants that must be met to ensure the highest levels of quality.

Ing Omar Sabbour expressed his congratulations on completing the project according to the requirements and needs of the Agricultural Bank of Egypt to keep pace with technological developments in the banking market and in line with international standards, noting that the consulting firm Hussein Sabbour supervised all the project’s work and adopted the highest levels of quality in implementation, including construction, architectural and civil works, without affecting the workflow of the main building.

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