On 30 January, the Project of the Year 2018 award ceremony took place in Moscow. The Global CIO portal that organized the competition awarded the winners during the event. Softline received the award in the Best Solution in the Data Center Construction category for building a new data center for Ameriabank.
The Project of the Year competition was organized by Global CIO, the professional community of the IT directors of Russia. This is the seventh time the competition was held. It is supported by all professional IT associations and the leading IT mass media. This year, over 200 projects participated in the competition.
The event was attended by Valentin Martynsh, Director of the Comprehensive Project Sales Development Department, Sargis Arutyunyan, Managing Director of Softline Armenia, and Shavarsh Voskanyan, Head of the IT and Automation Directorate of Ameriabank CJSC.
“We are very glad that our project implemented for Ameriabank was appreciated by the members of the Global CIO club that includes the representatives of the largest Russian companies. The competition was very high: many companies from the TOP-30 of Russian integrators were nominated for the award. They presented various projects, and every one of them was somehow unique. Data center construction in Armenia was the first such project for Softline. To implement it successfully, we streamlined effective processes of management and communication between the teams from various countries. From the technical point of view, it was important to take into account the requirements of the client to functionality and reliability, as well as the regional climatic features that were unfamiliar to the project team in Moscow. Thanks to the well-coordinated work of the project team, we were able to meet the client requirements and implement a really interesting project,” — said Valentin Martynsh.
The construction of a data center in the new building of Ameriabank was completed in September 2018. This project was initiated because the client needed to answer to the challenges caused by the transformation of the banking business: by the present day, big data and the technologies for their processing, storage, and analysis for business purposes have become crucial. Understanding that, the managers of Ameriabank decided to considerably improve their IT infrastructure. The new data center had not only to support the operation of computing equipment, but also meet the TIER III reliability requirements as defined by the international standard of Uptime Institute.
Softline experts fulfilled all the requirements of the client and created a reliable and advanced data center that ensures stable and effective work of the Bank’s services.