Dubai, United Arab Emirates 17 June, 2013: The enterprise business of Alcatel-Lucent, a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, has announced that it has signed a unique deal with Jumbo Electronics to refresh and renovate their Data Centre, LAN infrastructure and Wi-Fi Services. The announcement is a significant step for Alcatel-Lucent as it provides its services to one of the leading electronics retailers in the region.
The agreement will have Alcatel-Lucent upgrade and refresh Jumbo Electronics Data Centres, LAN infrastructure and add Wi-Fi services at their Dubai Headquarters. To complete this end-to-end solutions delivery, Alcatel-Lucent’s Premium business partner, Al Futtaim Technologies was chosen for deployment and maintenance of this network. The agreement is believed to be a major boost for Jumbo Electronics Data Centre, and will contribute to reduced costs, lower energy consumption and improved workflow.
Alcatel-Lucent has implemented the 9702e core switch into their Data Centre, which has all the servers available, The Omniswitch 6900 has been used as the TOR Switch (Top of Rack) to which the servers are connected. In addition there are 6450 switches in the LAN to which the users are connected and a AP105 with a 6000 series Wireless LAN controller, along with an Omnivista Network Management system.
The agreement is a major stepping-stone for Alcatel-Lucent’s presence in the region. Commenting on the announcement, Vikram Dhar, Enterprise Sales Manager of Alcatel-Lucent stated “ We are delighted to have the opportunity to work with Jumbo Electronics here in the region. It gives ALUE the ideal opportunity to showcase our innovative technologies especially in the Data Center Space. ”
Adding to the importance of the announcement Mr V. Suresh, Head of the Management Services Divisionat Jumbo Electronics stated, “It has been an absolute pleasure to have been associated with Alcatel-Lucent. Their frequent customer visits to the Jumbo offices and focused commitment into training our staff easily makes them our ideal IT partners. Their support will indeed add great value to Jumbo’s IT networks and we look forward to a long standing and successful relation.”
About Alcatel-Lucent (Euronext Paris and NYSE: ALU)
The long-trusted partner of service providers, enterprises and governments around the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a leading innovator in the field of networking and communications technology, products and services. The company is home to Bell Labs, one of the world’s foremost research centers, responsible for breakthroughs that have shaped the networking and communications industry.
Alcatel-Lucent innovations are regularly recognized by international institutions for their positive impact on society. In 2012 and for the second year running, Alcatel-Lucent was named one of the Thomson Reuters Top 100 Global Innovators, recognition for the company’s continued addition to its world-class patent portfolio, one of the largest in the telecom industry. Alcatel-Lucent has also been recognized for its sustainability performance. In 2012 the company was ranked Technology Supersector Leader by the Dow Jones Sustainability Index. Through its innovations, Alcatel-Lucent is making communications more sustainable, more affordable and more accessible as we pursue our mission of Realizing the Potential of a Connected World.
With operations throughout the world, Alcatel-Lucent is a local partner with global reach. The Company achieved revenues of Euro 14.4 billion in 2012 and is incorporated in France and headquartered in Paris.
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