Jordan Bank to run on Microsoft VDI tech

Jordan Dubai Islamic Bank_logoJordan Dubai Islamic Bank (JDIB) today announced the implementation of Microsoft Virtual Desktop Infrastructure (VDI) to cut down on its operational costs of managing desktops.

VDI entails hosting all users’ desktops on a main server, and with adoption of VDI technology, JDIB expects to save operational cost and capital expenditure. The VDI solution introduces a new way of managing user desktops through enabling the virtualization of Windows server, where the hardware and software are located separately. Thereby, the user is allowed to access the desktop environment from any machine or branch in the bank.

Sami Afghani, CEO, JDIB, said that we care to be in the front line of financial institutions implementing cutting-edge technology that reduced operational cost and capital expenditure as electricity, allowed us to utilize equipment and desk space much more efficiently, gain virtual control on servers, and provided more security for static and financial client data.

On the technology side, the VDI boasts central support and management for all users’ desktops and offers easier deployment and patch management compared to standard PC environments. It also ensures high accessibility for users through Internet connection between the desktop and the server.

Hussein Malhas, Country Manager at¬†Microsoft Jordan, said, “Our aim behind deploying this technology in Jordan is to enhance work efficiency in all business sectors in the country, and JDIB’s implementation of cutting-edge technology such as VDI is the first step in solidifying Microsoft’s efforts to support the banking sector by improving productivity, creating new opportunities and growth potential in the Jordanian financial sector.”