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Microsoft shares Windows Server 2012 Experience with Bahrain IT Community
A platform for interactive discussions with technical experts, strategic partners, local customers and IT professionals
Wednesday, December 19, 2012
Manama, Bahrain


Microsoft inaugurated today the Windows Server 2012 and Infrastructure Management IT Pro Camp, an expert-led, free of charge, hands-on training event for IT professionals addressing issues and workloads that IT professionals tackle on a daily basis.

Microsoft hosts this event in Bahrain from 19 to 20 December 2012, in collaboration with their Cloud computing strategic partner HP, and the participation of the Kingdom’s IT professionals representing key Enterprises in Bahrain.

Delivering the opening keynote speech, Tareq Hijazi, Regional Country Manager for Microsoft Bahrain and Oman said, “We are committed to providing IT professionals information and data about our latest products, software and innovations, as well as hands-on demos and interactive discussions with our experts, our partners’ such as HP and our clients’ like ALBA.

“The operating system has always been the heartbeat of IT and is now undergoing a renaissance in the new world of continuous cloud services, connected devices and big data,” commented Hijazi. “Microsoft’s unique legacy in the most widely used operating systems, applications, and cloud services allow us to deliver the Cloud OS, based on Windows Server and Windows Azure, helping customers achieve a data center without boundaries.”

Sharing Alba’s experience with Windows Server 2012, Esam Hadi, Information Technology Manager commented: “The deployment of this new Cloud Platform Operating System and Hypervisor helped reduce production cost by 25% through its reliable uptime information services, its innovative use of low-cost storage as well as improvements in continuous availability. We are pleased with the new Windows Server 2012 and Microsoft's overall solution as it will help us achieve a transformational leap in the speed, scale and power of our datacentres and applications. Furthermore, we are betting on Hyper-V as a critical component for our private cloud strategy. We are gaining tremendous efficiencies, which translate into more time to innovate for company growth."

“We are excited to share with the IT professionals in Bahrain the results of HP and Microsoft’s latest collaboration in combining the intelligence of HP ProLiant Gen8 with the virtualization and scalability of Microsoft Windows Server 2012,” said Omar Draghmeh, Managing Director, HP Kuwait & Bahrain. “As industry leaders, we work closely to deliver IT solutions that aim at accelerating workloads, optimizing energy and ensuring availability to supply applications that businesses need,” he concluded.

Microsoft built Windows Server 2012 from the cloud up, applying its experience operating global data centers that rely on hundreds of thousands of servers to deliver more than 200 cloud services. Windows Server 2012 expands the definition of a server operating system and adds significant new advancements in virtualization, storage, networking and automation. In combination with Windows Azure and System Center, Windows Server 2012 empowers customers to manage and deliver applications and services across private, hosted and public clouds.

Customers can use their existing skills and investments in systems management, application development, database, identity and virtualization to take advantage of Windows Server 2012 and realize the promise of cloud computing. Many enterprise customers are already seeing tremendous value in early deployments.

Founded in 1975, Microsoft (Nasdaq "MSFT") is the worldwide leader in software, services and Internet technologies for personal and business computing. The company offers a wide range of products and services designed to empower people through great software - any time, any place and on any device.

Microsoft Gulf opened its offices in 1999 with over 200 partners all over the country.MS Lebanon is Part of the NEPA subsidiary which comprises Jordan, Morocco, Algeria, Libya, Pakistan, Tunisia, Iraq, Afghanistan, Syria and the Palestinian authority. As the use of software and technology increases with the number of Lebanese companies and individuals depending on IT as part of their everyday life, the company is poised to thrive even more over the coming years.

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