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Stanbic Ghana opens Data Centre
Posted on: 18-Nov-2013         Source: GNA
Stanbic Bank Ghana, has opened a new Tier 3 Data Centre in Accra in line with its strategic growth plan aimed at enhancing the provision of unparallel services to clients.

The centre is expected to enhance the availability, integrity and confidentiality of the bank’s ICT assets, enabling access to a high quality data centre and the use of complementary technologies, which supports the bank’s normal operations, growth strategy and business continuity needs.

Speaking at the opening of the centre, at the weekend, Mr Alhassan Andani, Managing Director of the bank said the opening of the centre was a strong statement that the financial entity is around for the long haul.

He said the investment in the centre was huge but it was a demonstration of the bank's commitment to customers’ satisfaction with the services being offered.

The facility, he said, would ensure that the bank’s services to customers would not be interrupted.

“This new state-of-the-art facility is resilient as it provides high-availability for all systems, thereby eliminating single points of failure. Additionally, it is designed to offer predictable uptime by incorporating fault-tolerance against hardware failures using proven fault-tolerance hardware from reputable manufacturers,” Mr Andani said.

Mr Franklin Belnye, Head of Banking Supervision, Bank of Ghana said the opening of the centre was a vote of confidence in the Ghanaian economy.

He called for the support of service providers to ensure that the facility work to perfection.

Mr Emmanuel Martey, Head of IT, Stanbic Bank said the centre is equipped with industry standard power, cooling systems and environmental monitoring systems.

“We are assured of the stability of our systems as a centralise and standardise technology and the process is deployed to establish compliance with industry best practices. Again this would minimise business disruptions with energy-smart, mission- critical facilities,” he said.

The facility Mr Martey said was built to accommodate predictable growth need coming from additional network, hardware virtualisation technology for new business demand.

On security he said the implementation of a fully managed Tier 3 ensures very high standard building structures, security surveillance and full access control management.