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BIOS Middle East expands regional cloud footprint with a new offering in Oman

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Sep 20, 2021 @ 10:00 AM

BIOS Middle East announced it has established a new cloud footprint in Muscat, Oman, to serve customers in the Sultanate. In addition to serving customers in Oman, the cloud footprint will also provide customers in surrounding GCC countries such as Bahrain, Kuwait and Qatar with the ability to do out of the country in region Disaster Recovery as a Service.


As well as having strong internal demand for cloud services that we are keen to serve, Oman has long been considered the Switzerland of the Middle East when it comes to telecommunications, making it an excellent location for in-region out of country Disaster Recovery for companies around the Gulf,” said Adam Wolf, Technical Director, BIOS Middle East.

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Topics: best cloud provider oman, bios middle east oman, cloud service provider oman

BIOS Achieves Renewal of Cisco’s Gold Service Integrator and Provider Certifications

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Sep 13, 2021 @ 09:30 AM

September 12, 2021, Dubai, UAE: BIOS Middle East (BIOS), the Middle East’s leading local cloud and managed service provider, has announced the renewal of the Cisco Gold partnership on multiple levels, including the Gold Service Provider and Service Integrator certificates. With the recognition, BIOS expands its role as a trusted Cloud and Managed Service Partner for organisations across the GCC that look to Cisco advanced solutions for an unmatched digital experience. Cisco recently released new requirements for its partners, and the new achievements acknowledge BIOS’ leadership and investments across all areas of cloud, networking and security.

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Topics: Cisco UAE, cisco powered cloud, cisco awards, CISCO powered cloud UAE, cisco cmsp UAE, it services, cisco gold service integrator, cisco gold service provider, cisco saudi arabia

Pay peanuts, get rain clouds 🤷

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Aug 19, 2021 @ 11:53 AM

More companies are tapping into the cloud as hybrid working models continue to shape our operating environment. But as business uncertainty continues, CIOs are often being pressed to make cloud purchasing decisions based on price alone.


But we’ll share a secret with you today.


Cloud computing isn’t about price.


Or as we like to say here at BIOS, pay peanuts, get rain clouds.

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Topics: Cloud UAE, microsoft cloud, it services, cloud saudi arabia, Cloud Service Provider Jeddah, local cloud provider, cloud KSA

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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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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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

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