Gulf Air has signed a 3-year deal with EMC, a global leader in IT services, to meet the airline's IT storage requirements.
Gulf Air Acting Chief Executive Officer Maher Salman Al Musallam said: "Our relationship with EMC dates back to 2009 when they became the primary data storage infrastructure provider and one of the major components in Gulf Air Private Cloud."
Gulf Air Information Technology Director Dr. Jassim Haji said: "The national carrier of Bahrain implemented Private Cloud Computing in 2010, a move that led to the airline realising faster and more efficient business performance. EMC is a key enabler in supporting our state-of-the-art cloud computing technology."
Regional General Manager, Gulf and Pakistan at EMC Corporation, Habib Mahakian said: "Gulf Air needed a solution that would provide maximum scalability to allow for future growth without adding cost and complexity to the existing IT environment. Together with EMC, Gulf Air has successfully deployed an effective private cloud solution to transform their workflows and business processes. The deal will also create a strong foundation for data growth by making the best use of existing resources and infrastructure to increase both delivery and response times."
Gulf Air also has several "green" solutions in its Information Technology infrastructure and practices including last year's opening of energy efficient Data Centre at the airline's headquarters.