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Sejel Technology selects HPE for data centre transformation

HPE Synergy has been chosen by Sejel Technology for their data centre transformation, to support the rapid growth of online services and meet the objectives of the Kingdom’s 2030 Vision. 

Sejel hopes that this step will help meet the service levels required by the Ministry of Haj and Umra, which oversees the annual pilgrimage of more than 1 million Muslims to Mecca and 6 Million for Umra.

With over 70% of registrations being completed within the first 12 hours as the Haj season approaches each year, the e-service needs to be able to handle extreme spikes of traffic. Sejel also chose to deploy HPE Synergy on a premium ‘Flexible Capacity’ model because this enables Sejel to manage the IT infrastructure in its own data centre, but pay for it as-a-service. ‘Flexible Capacity’ reduces the risk of organisations investing too much – or too little – in IT, eliminates unused capacity, faster provisioning of compute and storage resources for unplanned business requirements, and frees up valuable IT resources for new value-adding projects.

“HPE Synergy allows us to achieve dramatic gains in data center efficiency and to accelerate application delivery,” said Zoubair Skiredj, COO and CIO at Sejel Technology. “This efficiency and speed of delivery is critical as the number of online services, as well as demand for those services, is growing all of the time. Furthermore, with the government looking to the future with its 2030 Vision, it was an obvious decision to choose the world’s first composable infrastructure platform and future-proof the data center for the years ahead.”

“In today’s idea economy, infrastructure needs to be intelligent so that it can adapt to every workload and deliver services at lightning speed,” said Wasim Al-Baroudi, data centre and hybrid cloud country manager, Hewlett Packard Enterprise. “Our strategic partnership with Sejel and the deployment of HPE Synergy provides next generation IT solutions to accelerate the Kingdom’s economy and meet the demands of the 2030 Vision. This partnership shows that the combination of advanced technology and innovative funding models is giving us a leading competitive position in the market.”

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