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New Horizon has become Pakistan's 1st VMware Premier Partner
New Horizon have achieved VMware Premier Partnership through Sales and Pre-Sales services.
NCCPL on the path of virtualization
National Clearing Company of Pakistan Limited (NCCPL) virtualizes the server infrastructure environment. New Horizon having the largest virtualization solution implementations across the country was chosen by NCCPL to provide its services.
Datacenter establishment at Bahria University
New Horizon to establish an end-to-end datacenter at Bahria University. The end-to-end datacenter solution extends from designing to making the datacenter up and running.
MOL Pakistan shifts to EMC Technology
MOL Pakistan shifts to EMC technology for the Storage Solutions. As one the major partners of EMC in the region, New Horizon helped MOL Pakistan to adopt EMC solutions for storage and backup solutions.
State Bank acquires EMC High Available Storage and Allied SAN Solution
State Bank of Pakistan (SBP) acquires EMC High Available Storage and Allied SAN solution for their server infrastructure. This highly available SAN will not only cater the future storage needs of SBP but will also replace the existing installed SAN Storages.
 
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Colgate-Palmolive to operate in virtualized environment

New Horizon provides Virtual Desktop Infrastructure Solution to Colgate Palmolive. The solution is an integration of both Citrix and Microsoft technologies. The components included in the solution are Citrix XenDesktop and Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services 2008.

New Horizon will also train the IT resources at Colgate-Palmolive by conducting a session led by a Citrix Certified instructor on the particular technology.

Through Citrix XenDesktop, Colgate-Palmolive can transform Windows desktops and applications into an on-demand service available to any user, anywhere, on any device. XenDesktop will help the organization by:

  • Enabling virtual work styles to increase workforce productivity from anywhere
  • Leveraging the latest mobile devices to drive innovation throughout the business
  • Rapidly adapting to change with fast, flexible desktop and app delivery for offshoring,
    branch expansion and other initiatives
  • Transforming desktop computing with centralized delivery, management and security

Microsoft Windows Remote Desktop Services provides technologies that enable users at Colgate-Palmolive to access Windows-based programs that are installed on a Remote Desktop Session Host server, or to access the full Windows desktop. With Remote Desktop Services, users can access an RD Session Host server from within a corporate network or from the Internet.

By deploying a program on an RD Session Host server instead of on each device, Colgate-Palmolive can enjoy many benefits. These include the following:

  • Application Deployment: The organization can quickly deploy Windows-based programs to computing devices across an enterprise. Remote Desktop Services is especially useful when they have programs that are frequently updated, infrequently used, or difficult to manage.
  • Application Consolidation: Programs are installed and run from an RD Session Host server, eliminating the need for updating programs on client computers. This also reduces the amount of network bandwidth that is required to access programs.
  • Remote Access: Users can access programs that are running on an RD Session Host server from devices such as home computers, kiosks, low-powered hardware, and operating systems other than Windows.
  • Branch Office Access: Remote Desktop Services provides better program performance for Colgate-Palmolive branch office workers who need access to centralized data stores.

Colgate-Palmolive (Pakistan) Ltd. is one the renowned multinational FMCG Company involved in oral, personal, surface, and fabric care.

 


Samba Bank expands its Branches

As the operations of Samba Bank are expanding day by day, the Bank increased the number of branches across Pakistan. To cater the technology needs of the Bank, New Horizon provided technology infrastructure products for seamless branch operations.

Technology has been a boon to many industries and especially to the banking industry. With the help of technology banks are able to reach out to more customers and provide better services to them. Also, it helps them function in an organized and secure way.

Samba Bank Limited is one of the renowned banks of Pakistan. The Bank was formerly Crescent Commercial Bank Limited is a majority owned subsidiary of Samba Financial Group of Saudi Arabia. Samba Financial Group currently holds an 80.68% stake in Samba Bank Limited.

 


Sindh Bank enhances DR and Primary Site

New Horizon provides HP ProLiant DL385p Generation 8 Servers for both the primary and disaster recovery site to Sindh Bank.

As Sindh Bank is one of the recently launched banks in Pakistan and expanding their operations across the country, the Bank required to enhance their datacenter and also to establish a disaster recovery site too. HP Gold Partner - New Horizon, provided the right solution to the Bank for enhancing both primary and disaster recovery site.

The HP ProLiant DL385p Generation 8 Server series sets the flexible standard for next generation AMD rack servers. With designed-in quality and serviceability, performance and enhanced configuration flexibility, this customer-inspired design offers the perfect solution for virtualization, database, and dynamic computing workloads.

The Sindh Bank Limited is a scheduled bank based in Karachi, Pakistan, with several branches in the Sindh province of the country. It was set up as a state-owned, regional bank. It offers micro-finance loans and other banking services.

 


SNGPL signs SLA for EMC RecoverPoint and procures Virtualization Solution

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) signs a Service Level Agreement (SLA) for EMC RecoverPoint and procures Server Virtualization Solution from New Horizon.

The SLA signed includes the troubleshooting of errors in the EMC RecoverPoint solution by certified engineers from New Horizon and EMC. SNGPL now can focus on their core domain whereas New Horizon and EMC together will take care of the problems and keep the solution running smoothly.

EMC RecoverPoint provides continuous data protection (CDP), continuous remote replication (CRR), or concurrent local and remote (CLR) data protection for operational and disaster recovery of applications residing on any host or any array in physical, virtual, and cloud infrastructures. With policy-based management, application integration, and bandwidth reduction, RecoverPoint gives you a unified solution to protect and replicate data across heterogeneous storage.

SNGPL also procured Server Virtualization Solution powered by VMware from New Horizon. The solution includes licenses VMware vSphere 5 and vCenter Server 5. SNGPL was previously applying the traditional technology that increased the number of physical servers that also increased the operational cost, provision time of new servers, downtime and disprove reliability. New Horizon suggested the gas supplying company to virtualize their IT environment and overcome the challenges.

VMware vSphere 5 sets the standard in virtualization, delivering better application performance and availability for all business-critical applications while automating the management of an increasingly broad pool of datacenter resources.

VMware vCenter Server provides a centralized and extensible platform for managing virtual infrastructure. VMware vCenter Server manages VMware vSphere environments allowing IT administrators simple and automated control over the virtual environment to deliver infrastructure with confidence.

  • Provides centralized control and visibility at every level of virtual infrastructure
  • Delivers the security and availability of vSphere through automated proactive management

New Horizon also conducted a certified professional led training for the IT wing of SNGPL for administration, advance administration, performance tuning and problem determination of the solution.

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) is the largest integrated natural gas company in Pakistan. The company's transmission system extends over 7300 km from Sui, Baluchistan to Peshawar, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa; the company's distribution network is over 83000 km long, and services Punjab and Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa provinces.

 


New Horizon successfully deploys EMC VMAX Storage solution at HBL

After providing numerous solutions to HBL, New Horizon has successfully deployed EMC VMAX Storage solution at the Bank. EMC VMAX Family of enterprise storage solutions are a lineup that offers the world's most comprehensive range of Powerful, Trusted and Smart storage solutions for enterprises of all sizes. Engineer from EMC USA was engaged and invited to deploy the solution together with New Horizon's engineers at HBL Head Office.

HBL t he largest domestic branch network with over 1,400 branches and is present in 25 countries, decided to upgrade and enhance the infrastructure to support the strategy of consolidating its information infrastructure. This storage solution provided by New Horizon is highly expandable, scalable on a pay as you grow model, with emphasis on high availability, disaster recovery, on scale capacity and the readiness for cloud infrastructure and virtualization.

 


New Horizon establishes Datacenter at Novartis

New Horizon establishes a state-of-art centralized Data Center at Novartis. The datacenter includes the installation of raised flooring, power cabling, false ceiling, precision air-conditioning, environmental monitoring system, fire suppression system, access control system, emergency shutdown system, and other accessories. New Horizon helped the Pharmaceutical Company to design and establish the datacenter.

Novartis is one of the leading pharmaceutical companies operating round the globe with a strategy to provide healthcare solutions that address the evolving needs of patients and societies in Pakistan as well as worldwide .

 


End User Migration on Active Directory at SILKBANK

New Horizon simplifies the migration of end users on Active Directory through its specialized services at SILKBANK. SILKBANK has recently deployed Microsoft Windows 2008 Active Directory Domain Controller with Microsoft Exchange 2010 but the environment was yet operational in the previous versions of Active Directory and Exchange. New Horizon was chosen for its best in class services to migrate the end users to the newer environment at the Bank.

The services provided by New Horizon included:

  • Disjoining workstations from domain and rejoin to the new domain.
  • Transferring the entire previous user's profile with personal folder (PST file) and download all emails from server mailbox into it.
  • Removing the previous profile data once migrated after the assurance of the user.
  • Removing unlicensed software from users' desktop machines.
  • Installing Microsoft System Center Configuration Manager client on desktops after migrating users' desktop machine.
  • Ensuring Forefront Endpoint Protection client installed and updated.
  • Compiling required reports as per branch and office.

In addition, New Horizon also delivered licenses for VMware vSphere along with value added services. After a detailed performance assessment of the Bank's current VMware Infrastructure, New Horizon tuned the running environment and also provided VMware vSphere licenses to enhance the output.

With the virtualization solution provided by New Horizon, Silk Bank will be able to increasingly reduce operating and energy cost as well as reduces the time to provision new servers by up to 70%. This will decreases downtime and improve reliability which will add up more efficiency and productivity of the IT assets at the Bank.

SILKBANK Limited is one of the leading financial institutions in Pakistan. The institution previously known as the Prudential Bank was acquired by the management and associates of the Saudi Pak Industrial and Agricultural Investment Company (Pvt) Ltd (SAPICO).

 

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