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Watania signs BIOS Middle East as business continuity provider

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Jul 11, 2021 @ 12:28 PM

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: BIOS Middle East, a specialist in disaster recovery services, has been appointed Disaster Recovery Service (DraaS) provider by National Takaful Company PJSC, “Watania”, as part of a proactive strategy on the part of the Abu Dhabi-based insurance company to ensure business continuity and embed resilience across its operations.

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Topics: draas uae, veeam draas uae, cloud draas, draas saudi arabia, cloud dr saudi arabia

Do you know why you need a local cloud?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Jun 28, 2021 @ 01:05 PM

The acceleration of digital transformation has led to a corresponding increase in the collection and storage of all kinds of personal and business data. However, the laws governing where this data can and cannot reside along with various mandated controls are complex and ever-changing depending on which country and industry you do business in.

In the UAE, for example, data protection laws require all sensitive data – such as financial, medical or personal information – should not be hosted outside the country. The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia has its own very strict laws and countries such as Oman, Bahrain and Qatar are currently exploring new laws around data sovereignty. If you operate in an industry where you have any personal data of your customers, such as in; Healthcare, Insurance, or Finance; Data Residency should be high on your list of considerations when moving to the cloud.

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Topics: Cloud Computing, Cloud Provider UAE, cloud services uae, CISCO powered cloud UAE, it infrastructure services dubai, cloud and managed service provider, cloud hosting, Cloud Service Provider Saudi Arabia

Which DRaaS should you choose? Download Gartner’s market guide to find out

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Jun 22, 2021 @ 12:36 PM

Disaster recovery (DR) enables GCC organisations to continue functioning in the event of a catastrophic event. A strong DR solution can make or break an organisation’s ability to recover from such a setback, whether this is natural or manmade. When every second of downtime means lost revenue, disaster mitigation demands quick thinking and immediate action.


As Gartner explains, DRaaS is a great option for infrastructure and operations leaders who want to cost-effectively improve IT resilience, meet compliance or regulatory requirements, and address resource deficiencies. But with so many vendors offering all sorts of disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) packages, CSOs can easily come down with a severe case of analysis paralysis. But the DRaaS market consists of hundreds of providers, each with varying abilities to support requirements. These requirements encompass different workload types, geographies, levels of onboarding and ongoing support, number of recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objective (RTO) options, and target recovery locations, according to Gartner

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Topics: draas uae, cloud dr uae, Veeam cloud uae, veeam draas uae, cloud draas, cloud dr saudi arabia, zerto dr uae

DRaaS Case Study: BIOS in-country Cloud DRaaS saved over a $1+ million

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, May 31, 2021 @ 01:22 PM

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has proved its worth over the course of the pandemic. A recent case study from an MEA wide conglomorate shows how BIOS has helped the entertainment and retail group secure business and operational continuity.

BIOS leveraged their in-country, Gartner-recognized cloud solution called CloudHPT to build a DRaaS solution. 
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Topics: draas uae, veeam draas uae, cloud draas, combating COVID-19, draas saudi arabia, cloud dr saudi arabia

Is DraaS the right resilience approach for GCC companies?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, May 20, 2021 @ 08:54 AM

As the business world acquaints itself with the new normal, innovation and digital competitiveness have emerged as game-changers on the road to long-term agility, according to a Gartner survey of nearly 2,000 CIOs in 74 countries. And as the pandemic proved, digital leadership is underpinned by organisational resilience.

 

But what is the right resilience approach for GCC companies?

Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS) has shot into the spotlight over the past year, in large part because of its cost-effective role in allowing organisations to recover data and IT infrastructure even in the most extreme situations. As Gartner defines it, DRaaS is a facility in which the provider manages server image and data replication to the cloud, run book creation, automated failover and failback to and from the cloud, and network element configuration during and for recovery operations.

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Topics: cloud dr uae, cloud draas, cloud dr saudi arabia, cloud dr qatar, cloud dr oman

How BIOS used DRaaS to save over $1+ million for a MENA wide conglomerate

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Apr 15, 2021 @ 01:45 PM

Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) has proved its worth over the course of the pandemic.

A recent case study from Majid Al Futtaim ventures shows how BIOS has helped the entertainment and retail group secure business and operational continuity.

BIOS leveraged their in-country cloud solution called CloudHPT to build a DRaaS solution for MAF Ventures. Gartner recognized BIOS’ CloudHPT as ‘Visionary’ for Disaster Recovery as a Service.

Adopting BIOS DRaaS solutions instead of purchasing hardware and software (HW/SW) solutions to build capabilities in-house can generate significant value efficiencies. After implementing BIOS DRaaS solutions, they realised a number of significant benefits, including savings of over $1 million.

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Topics: draas uae, draas saudi arabia

How to Determine If DRaaS Will Save Money

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Apr 05, 2021 @ 10:59 AM

Enough reasons for expenditure on disaster recovery (DR) have emerged over the past year, from incidents linked to the pandemic or arising from an increase in sophisticated malware exploits. As people continue to work remotely and data and workloads need to remain accessible at all times, DR becomes even more important – but can organisations afford a legacy approach? Is disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) worth considering and can it deliver on the commonly projected cost savings 30% to 50%?

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Topics: draas uae, disaster recovery uae, disaster recovery as a service uae, veeam draas uae, draas saudi arabia, disaster recovery saudi arabia

9 things to consider before migrating to the cloud in Saudi Arabia

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Mar 09, 2021 @ 11:12 AM

Saudi Arabian CIOs agree that cloud can help them bridge the challenges of flexible working, scalability, security, intellectual property compliance and cost efficiencies.

But it’s understandable that as a corporate leader you may have apprehensions about such a big step. Although the local environment facilitates cloud adoption following the launch of the Saudi Cloud First Policy, each organisation within the Kingdom has its own priorities, workloads and technical concerns.

As with any new technology, migrating to the cloud in Saudi Arabia requires asking a few strategic questions.

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Topics: cloud saudi arabia, Cloud Service Provider Jeddah, BIOSME Saudi Arabia, Cloud Service Provider Riyadh

Gartner Report: Endpoint and Server Security: Common Goals, Divergent Solutions

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Feb 15, 2021 @ 11:03 AM

IT infrastructure has evolved considerably over recent years, but security considerations have remained static for many organisations. As first enterprise workloads have moved out of the organization to the cloud and then increasingly due to Covid, endpoints have moved from the office to the home, security remains largely focused on protecting the perimeter of the organization.

In addition, traditional servers have been transformed into Cloud workloads, containers and agile development apps platforms, however, it is still common practice to approach this new IT infrastructure with the same security solutions that are deployed for endpoint devices, according to a recent Gartner Report

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Topics: it security, cyber security, cyber security middle east, network security middle east, it security middle east, it security companies, security as a service, security analysis', siem, bios secured

As Saudi Arabia’s companies seek cloud solutions, BIOS Middle East has the answer

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Feb 08, 2021 @ 10:41 AM

Moving IT operations to the cloud benefits both large organisations and medium-sized enterprises alike. The flexibility of the cloud to scale up and scale down, the newfound agility to launch services quickly and the cost savings are hard for most companies to ignore. Consequently, there has been a significant uptake in cloud services in the Middle East and worldwide.

GCC cloud market is expected to more than double in value by 2024, growing from $956m this year to $2.35bn at a cumulative annual growth rate (CAGR) of 25 per cent, a recent study by IDC reveals.

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Topics: Managed IT services Saudi Arabia, Cloud Service Provider Saudi Arabia, Cloud Service Provider Jeddah, BIOSME Saudi Arabia, Cloud Service Provider Riyadh

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