Manama, Kingdom of Bahrain: Arab Financial Services (AFS), the trusted and leading provider of digital payment solutions and enabler of Fintech in the Middle East and Africa region, has announced the move of data center operations in the United Arab Emirates to the Equinix Dubai International Business Exchange (IBX). announced. facilities in Dubai, known as DX1. AFS currently has data centers in the Kingdom of Bahrain and the United Arab Emirates.
By joining one of the most important business centers for international business in the MENA region, AFS opens up a wide range of international opportunities for its clients, enabling them to benefit from connections with major international payment companies and cloud service providers such as AWS and Microsoft, enhancing AFS’s reputation by offering the best opportunities and experience of high quality payments to its customers.
Equinix, the world’s digital infrastructure company, currently operates more than 240 data centers worldwide, each with rich and dynamic ecosystems that allow network and content providers, cloud and IT service providers and enterprise customers to exchange critical business data quickly and efficiently. Equinix’s new data center connection gives AFS’s regional payment processing business a secure and robust global data center platform to scale its operations with next-generation digital infrastructure.
Ghassan Mardini, Chief Operating Officer of AFS, said: “Equinix is the right partner for AFS. As a company that prioritizes digital transformation as a critical business priority, AFS is committed to continuous innovation across the payments space. The launch of a global data center platform helps us further support our customers and enhance the transformation of their digital transactions by providing flexible, flexible, secure and scalable payment solutions.In today’s rapidly evolving digital landscape, our digital infrastructure must stimulate innovation, not hinder, AFS’ newest UAE data center will continue to strengthen our position as a regional payments Fintech and innovation hub.
Kamel El Taweel, Managing Director, MENA, Equinix, said: “Our agreement with AFS is a testimony that Equinix is the trusted global platform companies rely on to develop their digital first strategies and prepare their digital transformation journeys. Many IT organizations across a range of sectors, including financial services, are building infrastructure and multi-cloud hybrid architectures at the edge to handle rapidly growing data demands, placing data protection workloads close to the data sources where they work best . Equinix is proud to support established and important companies like AFS to accelerate business performance and help the company accelerate digital transformation agendas. “
Licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain, and majority owned by the Arab Banking Corporation (ABC), AFS boasts several comprehensive digital payment services and solutions. These services extend to debit, credit and Islamic card processing, merchant acquisition services, financial technology and a host of the latest advanced value added services. Providing businesses with high-quality and reliable payment solutions, their commitment to innovation has made AFS a market leader offering a rich portfolio of payment solutions, including popular digital mobile wallets and market-leading merchant acquisition services. Bahrain’s leading digital payroll solution, global call centers and more. AFS has offices and data centers in the Kingdom of Bahrain, the United Arab Emirates and the Sultanate of Oman.
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Founded as a result of a vision for the banking sector in the Middle East and North Africa, AFS seeks to empower businesses and consumers through the discovery, innovation and investment in superior technologies that help shape the future of financial experiences. As a subsidiary of Arab Banking Corporation ABC, it is owned by 37 banks and financial institutions and serves more than 60 financial sector clients in more than 20 countries. It is currently the leading provider and enabler of digital payment and financial technology solutions in the region. It is licensed by the Central Bank of Bahrain and includes pioneering services and solutions in the fields of innovative and comprehensive payment, card processing, merchant acquisition, financial technology services and a host of modern value-added services. With a focus on innovation, we are established as a driving force providing a wide range of payment solutions, including mobile digital wallets, market-leading merchant acquisition services, Bahrain’s leading digital payroll solution “Al Ratib”, global call centers and more smart and ground-breaking solutions. Providing businesses with high quality and reliable payment solutions, the company was honored as Bahrain’s Best New Payment Solution Provider for SMEs 2022 by World Business Magazine, and Bahrain’s Leading Payment Innovator for 2021 by Global Business Prospects magazine along with Best Payment Solution Provider for 2021 by Global Finance & Banking magazine.
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