MANAMA: The Central Bank of Bahrain (CBB) has successfully migrated its official website to Amazon Web Services (AWS) cloud, it was announced yesterday.
The adoption of the (AWS) cloud follows Amazon’s announcement in September last year of the establishment of a regional data centre in Bahrain by early 2019, from where Amazon will provides services in three availability zones.
CBB executive director of corporate services Dr Huda Hussain Al Maskati said, “The migration of the CBB’s website is part of the government’s “Cloud-First” initiative, which aims to raise the efficiency level of electronic service provided while ensuring its continuity.”
In a separate statement, the CBB said it has launched a new electronic service, which facilitates banking transactions for its employees through a direct online banking system with retail banks in the kingdom.
This system allows the retail banks providing credit services to CBB employees to view – upon request by the employee – the required salary and employment service data in a timely and secure manner, which preserves the privacy of the data.
Upon receiving the request,the CBB system sends the data electronically to the retail bank allowing it to access the employee’s information through a special transaction code.
The information is available to the respective bank for a limited period only.
“This online service is part of the CBB’s strategy to utilise technology in the development of business processes in order to enhance the work mechanism, preserve information security and privacy and better optimise the use of resources,” said Dr Al Maskati.