The National Bank of Pakistan, EMC and Megaplus Pakistan partnered to launch Enterprise Backup Solution project at a signing ceremony held at the NBP Head Office. Under this partnership, NBP will implement Dell EMC’s Enterprise Backup Solution for protection of its critical information assets. The event was attended by Mr. Tariq Jamali, President NBP, Mr. Shahid Saeed (Group Chief ITG/CIO), Mr. Naved Siraj (Dell EMC), Mr. Asim Bokhari (CEO Megaplus) and Mr. Shahnawaz Khan (EVP/ Division. Head- Infrastructure & Technology Division, ITG).
Mr. Shahid Saeed, SEVP / Group Chief (CIO), NBP at the ceremony said that ‘the bank is making hefty investment in the IT to fully adopt IT-based banking, as it is playing a unique role in the financial inclusion of the unbanked people. The bank also aims at improving the quality of services to customers through investing in human resource and technology capacity building.’
In addition, Mr. Shahid Saeed said that ‘Data protection is one of the top priorities of the Bank with a stern emphasis to strengthen the protection of its customer’s data and ensuring data protection compliance regulations are met and hence, implementation of an enterprise backup and recovery solution is of utmost priority for NBP ITG.
Mr. Asim Bokhari, CEO Megaplus, said that Megaplus is DELL / EMC top partner in Pakistan and has grown tremendously over the last few years with some key projects under its umbrella. Megaplus looks forward to smooth implementation of the backup solution at NBP and looks forward to strengthen its business relationship with the bank as a strategic partner and implementer.
Mr. Naveed Siraj, Dell EMC expressed his views that Dell EMC along with its partner (Megaplus) is keen on providing services to NBP with its cutting edge solution and technology. Dell/EMC’s team is available to support and provide technical and consultation services to NBP in its journey of transforming its infrastructure services through standardization, customization and automation and will be extending its full support in order to make it a success story for all partners involved.
Mr. Shahnawaz Khan, EVP & Division Head IT Infrastructure and Technology Division, ITG, said that NBP ITG faces a challenge with data protection of multiple platforms as efficiency of backup process goes down with the growth of environment and recovery of backups also becomes questionable owing to heavy dependency on tape media and legacy techniques. Realizing the growing and current challenges around data protection in modern day IT, NBP IT Infrastructure team took the initiative to modernize backup & recovery solution with the objective to deploy a modern, robust, scalable and dependable platform supporting heterogeneous environments while securely retaining copies of the bank’s growing data assets; and helps bank confidently recover data in requirements of operational recovery, disaster recovery, and compliance.
NBP team looks forward to smooth and successful implementation of the solution; and having a great experience throughout the lifecycle of the solution.