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How do Companies Get Started with Multi-Cloud?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Jan 16, 2019 @ 12:20 PM

 

There are two ways to get started with Multi-Cloud – by accident or on purpose. By accident means that people start using different clouds for different things with no road map for a common management, security, compliance, or cost-optimization strategy. Aiming for multi-cloud on purpose means having these ducks in a row.


Let’s not focus on people who have a strategy, however. If anything’s clear, it’s that many more organizations end up with multiple clouds by accident then walk into it with their eyes open. How does this happen, and how do you rescue yourself when it does?
Accidentally Stumbling into the Multi-Cloud.

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Topics: multicloud

Security in the Cloud.

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Dec 25, 2018 @ 05:13 PM

While cloud opens a new world of scale and agility, there are some serious risks that need to be mitigated if moving to the cloud is to be a success. The chances are, if a company is using cloud, it is because they want to be closer to their customers and to have more interaction. This means exposing data that would traditionally sit behind a corporate perimeters that was locked down to the big world. This can be done safely but it needs planning and managing.

Security considerations in a Multi-Cloud world.

Once companies embrace the cloud and reap its benefits it is almost inevitable that they will become Multi-Cloud users. You may think that a multi-cloud environment may look like a CIO purchasing implementations from HPT, AWS, and Azure. What it actually looks like is different business units buying six different cloud solutions.

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The benefits of using a Multi-Cloud Strategy

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Dec 23, 2018 @ 10:03 AM


 

First of all, let’s start with the basics, what is Multi-cloud?

This one is pretty simple, multi-cloud is the concept of using of multiple cloud computing and storage services in a single architecture.

How did it evolve?
Well first came the concept of cloud, as companies became conformable with it and began to realize the benefits, much as the elimination of capital expenditure, the ability to scale up and down and the agility to provision workloads almost instantly. Today almost every company we speak to is using some elements of the cloud to run their business on. With that came concerns about governess and security and companies began to develop a hybrid cloud approach. Keeping some works loads on their premise and even building private clouds and using the public cloud for the rest. This then developed to a cloud first approach for many companies, where the preference became to use the cloud, be it private or public as the first choice for any application. Now businesses are beginning to use multiple public clouds due to the advantages this approach brings. Namely;

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Topics: multicloud, multi-cloud, azure, aws, siem

How to perform a Cloud Readiness Assessment in 5 steps

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Dec 20, 2018 @ 11:38 AM

With a variety of cloud services now in offer from the likes of Amazon, Microsoft the decisions involved in moving to the cloud can feel like a minefield. Cloud readiness assessment cuts through the clutter to recommend the best approach for moving your applications to the cloud. Good ones set out a way forward that included running costs, transition plans and time scales and you have no longer have to take all or nothing approach a cloud readiness ass will highlight if hybrid cloud is right for you. It’s the simple way to cut through the clutter and starts with just 5 questions.

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Topics: multicloud, cloud services, IaaS, cloud hosting

Addressing the challenges of Multi-Cloud and unlocking its benefits

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Dec 19, 2018 @ 02:22 PM

The growth of Hybrid Cloud

Global Cloud adoption is growing at a breath taking pace changing forever the way enterprise think about how they deploy and manage their IT. Gartner recently said Cloud would become a 300B industry by 2022. However, companies still in general keep part of their IT infrastructure On Premise, usually in a heavily virtualized or private cloud environment. This approach is known as Hybrid cloud and almost all businesses are now adopting it.

 

The rapid emergence of Multi-Cloud

As companies grow more confident in using the public cloud and begin to realize the huge cost saving advantages, speed to deployment and scalability they increasingly become cloud first when thinking about how to deploy new IT infrastructure or use applications. What has become apparent to most companies is that different clouds have different advantages for different circumstances and at different costs. This has lead companies to use several clouds and this is known as Multi-Cloud. Gartner says by 2022, 80% of companies leveraging the cloud, will have a Multi-Cloud approach.

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Topics: multi-cloud, azure, aws, multicloud

BIOS Middle East and VeChain to offer blockchain-as-a-service

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Dec 16, 2018 @ 12:01 PM

UAE, Sunday, 16th December, 2018

 

VeChain, a global leading public blockchain platform focusing on enterprise adoption and BIOS Middle East, the UAE’s leading Managed Cloud Provider have signed an MoU to co-market and implement a framework of blockchain-as-a-service and blockchain-enabled cloud services.

 

VeChain’s wide range of blockchain solutions for enterprises comprising of the Internet of Things (IoT) are ripe for major cloud service providers like BIOS Middle East to provide a variety of Blockchain-as-a-Service (BaaS) offerings to existing clientele across Energy, Finance, Retail, PetroChem and Healthcare industries in the Middle East.

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Topics: Blockchain

2018 Update: Ransomware is Still Quietly Growing

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Dec 11, 2018 @ 01:27 PM

In 2017, ransomware dominated the news. Malware like WannaCry and NotPetya sparked global outages. Based on its diminished position in the media, you’d be forgiven for thinking that ransomware represented a lesser threat this year.

 

While there have been fewer world-shaking attacks, however, ransomware has actually grown steadily more popular, with Sonicwall reporting a 108% increase in ransomware over 2017 levels. Here are a few hallmarks of ransomware growth in 2018.

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Topics: cloud draas, Veeam cloud uae, IT Back Up, online backup uae, online backup dubai, online disaster recovery uae, siem, siem audit

Watch Tristar's CIO, Adam Lalani talk about his experience with BIOS Middle East

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Nov 08, 2018 @ 09:52 AM

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Topics: case study

BIOS Middle East becomes the first Gold Veeam Cloud Service Provider in Middle East

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Oct 11, 2018 @ 11:03 AM

Dubai, 10 October 2018 — BIOS Middle East, a leading cloud and managed services provider, has achieved Gold Status as a Veeam Cloud Service Provider Partner.  BIOS Middle East is the first Veeam partner in Middle East to achieve this status.

Veeam is a strategic partner of BIOS Middle East for data protection solutions and services. BIOS Middle East uses Veeam software to provide offsite backup and replication from on premises data centres as well as backup and replication within CloudHPT (BIOS’S Cloud brand).

Veeam Cloud Connect allows for customers with on premises data centres to back up their servers to CloudHPT over the internet. Flexible pay on demand backup retention's and policies can be implemented on CloudHPT through your local Veeam Console.

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Topics: veeam cloud connect, veeam backup, Veeam cloud uae, veeam draas uae, Veeam

2018 Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Oct 03, 2018 @ 12:08 PM

With business continuity being a big priority for IT, we know you'll want a copy of the Gartner 2018 Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service* report. 

 

In this report, CloudHPT (Cloud Solution division of BIOS Middle East) has been recognized in the Disaster Recovery as a Service Quadrant  for the second consecutive year. 

With more than 15 years of experience in helping customers protect critical business data and minimize the impact of disasters, we believe this recognition reflects our proven, customer-centric approach with DRaaS solutions that deliver:

• Market-leading security and compliance
• Unmatched visibility and management
• Simple, cost-effective disaster recovery pricing
• World-class on boarding and support

 

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Topics: cloud draas

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