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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

Three IT changes to improve your business in 2021

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Jan 31, 2021 @ 06:47 PM

In the Middle East, as around the world, the coronavirus pandemic saw technology leaders tasked with maintaining business continuity in the face of work-from-home developments, data privacy threats and increased cyberattacks. 2021 could accelerate that trend.

With COVID-19 likely to continue shaping the immediate business ecosystem, CIOs will be entrusted with a greater share of the business. Technology leaders will be under greater pressure to deliver big results and performance metrics will be more closely monitored.

Accordingly, for Middle Eastern CIOs looking to stay ahead of the game in 2021, here are three tech-focused resolutions that are easy to implement and could win management appreciation.

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Topics: Managed Services UAE, managed IT services UAE, it services, cyber security middle east, bios secured, Managed IT services Saudi Arabia, Cloud Service Provider Saudi Arabia

BIOS Middle East Expands Its Cloud Services to Saudi Arabia

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Jan 13, 2021 @ 01:16 PM

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia: BIOS Middle East, a leading provider of cloud and managed IT services in the Middle East announces it has established two new cloud footprints in Riyadh and Jeddah to serve customers in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. These were built out in late 2020 using the VMware cloud stack which has been the core of BIOS’ UAE offerings in Dubai and Abu Dhabi since 2013. Along with the launch of the new zones, BIOS has also confirmed that the first set of customers have already been onboarded, providing it with strong reference accounts in financial services, healthcare and other sectors.

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Topics: cloud saudi arabia

How BIOS Assist helps boost productivity during COVID-19

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Dec 07, 2020 @ 09:27 AM

Over the course of the pandemic, BIOS Middle East has demonstrated how outsourcing can help organisations cut costs and improve agility, scalability and cybersecurity. While customer-facing companies in the UAE and the Gulf were hit twice as hard, the downturn has also underscored the benefits of outsourced operations. Organisations with existing hybrid operations have managed the transition more smoothly;


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Topics: Managed Services UAE, best managed service provider UAE, it transformation strategy, it services, it outsourcing

BIOS Middle East set to Transform Distributed Enterprises with VMware SD-WAN

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Oct 19, 2020 @ 11:39 AM

BIOS Middle East, a leading provider of cloud and managed IT services for enterprises, announced that it is collaborating with VMware to offer VMware SD-WAN to customers in the UAE and Saudi Arabia. BIOS would be the first cloud provider to launch VMware SD-WAN in these countries.

VMware SD-WAN delivers high performance and reliable access from branches or work-from-anywhere locations to cloud services, private data centers and SaaS-based enterprise applications in a cost-effective manner. It simplifies branch wide area networking by automating deployment and improving performance over private, broadband Internet, and LTE links for today’s distributed enterprises. VMware SD-WAN is a foundational component of VMware Secure Access Service Edge (SASE) Platform, which converges network services with best-in-class cloud security and Zero Trust network access to deliver flexibility, agility and scalability for enterprises of all sizes.

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Topics: SD-WAN

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