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Pain-points that Disaster Recovery as a Service tackles

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Feb 25, 2020 @ 01:53 PM

What’s your plan for an IT Disaster?

Given most companies will experience at least some downtime each year and sooner or later experience a major outage…… it’s wise to have a plan in place. 

 

In this guide we discuss;

 

  • the types of downtime's companies experience,
  • how they happen,
  • the impact they can have, both to the business’s reputation as well as its bottom line
  • and how planning ahead of time can avoid the worst impacts.
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The guide also looks at a unique approach to disaster recovery, namely, disaster prevention which can reduce the chance of an IT disaster and how disaster prevention can be combined with disaster recovery as a service to ensure your businesses has a comprehensive plan for any major IT disaster that will be effective.

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Backup? Disaster Recovery or Disaster Recovery as a Service?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Feb 10, 2020 @ 10:39 AM

 

In truth most businesses that have any sort of size will want to have backup and also some kind of disaster recovery. But they don’t always. Often Disaster Recovery is perceived as too complicated or expensive. Perhaps this was the case several years ago but things have changed. When considering your companies backup and DR strategy consider some scenarios: 

 

Which is right for my company?

Its Sunday morning 9 am. You start work but you can’t connect to any of your servers. Your IT checks the server and sees a message ‘Your data has been encrypted. To receive the decryption key send 10 bitcoins to this address’.

Hopefully you’ll be able to restore from backup. This assumes it has been working properly. You’ll be down for a day or 2. The business will be ok but how much will that cost your business?


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What is driving the demand for Disaster Recovery as a Service?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, Jan 29, 2020 @ 05:36 PM

There are many reasons why companies adopt Disaster Recovery as a Service, either for their on premise environments or their cloud environments. The key reason among them is to protect the business from experiencing downtime. While most businesses can cope with some downtime, an extended period of downtime or significant loss of data and services can often be fatal.

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A Short Guide to Ideal Disaster Recovery

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Feb 10, 2019 @ 12:09 PM

If you’re like over one third of businesses, you might not be fully aware of the impact of unplanned downtime. Here are some quick figures – nearly half of businesses experience over four hours of unplanned downtime every four months, and according to Aberdeen, just one hour of downtime can cost an average of $260,000 USD. In other words, a thriving business can expect to lose at least one million dollars a year, if not more, due to IT failures.

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BIOS Middle East Positioned in Gartner Magic Quadrant for the Second Year in a Row

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Tue, Aug 28, 2018 @ 09:49 AM

  • DUBAI, UAE, August 28, 2018

    BIOS Middle East, the Middle East's largest cloud provider with its in region cloud, CloudHPT is pleased to announce, that it has been named by Gartner Inc. in the 2018 "Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service" for the second year in a row.

  • BIOS Middle East, which leverages its in-region cloud, CloudHPT, to deliver its Assured Recovery Services was just one of 10 vendors globally (reduced from 23 in 2017) included in this year's list and was once again the only company from the Middle East.

  • In the Magic Quadrant for this market sector, Gartner analysts evaluated 10 service providers that offer Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS), based on their ability to execute and completeness of vision.
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What does downtime cost you? Find out now!

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Wed, May 09, 2018 @ 01:32 PM

BC/DR. DRaaS. RTO. RPO…you’re probably asking yourself, “is this even English? What am I reading?!?!?”

Yes, it’s English…and they’re acronyms that are crucial to the recover-ability of your data and the fiscal health of your organization. Business continuity and disaster recovery (BC/DR) and disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS) are strongly considered among businesses today to safeguard their organization in the event of critical data and revenue loss due to lack of productivity while being down.

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Topics: draas uae, cloud dr uae

Cozmo Travel protects its data and IT with BIOS DRaaS on CloudHPT

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Thu, Apr 12, 2018 @ 09:42 AM

Cozmo Travel is one of the leading travel solutions provider in the GCC, a member of the Air Arabia Group. Rising from humble beginnings in Sharjah in 2010, Cozmo has grown to become a leading player in the travel industry across the GCC region, offering both online and offline travel booking services to clients in the MENA region.

 

The company has grown significantly since 2010. Today, Cozmo has more than 750 employees. The company boasts 100+ branches across GCC, & India, 46 of which operate in United Arab Emirates. This expansion has led to an increasing need for a reliable, robust IT systems. 

 

As a technology-driven firm, Cozmo relies heavily on their IT team to support exceptional service for its growing customer base. Their service operates 24/7, so they need an IT team that does the same.  Services must be available to their employees, customers and stakeholders at any time, requiring around-the-clock support and monitoring of IT assets.

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So you have a disaster Recovery plan? Are you sure?

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Apr 02, 2018 @ 09:42 AM

If your company relies on IT to get the job done, you need a disaster recovery plan. You might even think you have one. But are you sure it’s strong enough to be effective?

 

A disaster recovery plan isn’t simply a hard drive with backed  up data. It’s not even a backup system: it’s a total information and service recovery process that gets your business back online as quickly as possible. True disaster recovery ensures that you can continue to serve customers, retaining full access to data management systems like your CRM and ERP and working with up-to-the-minute customer data while your primary IT system is repaired and brought back online. No “cold site” data backup system can provide that kind of restorative service as soon as your system goes down. At best, you’ll get recent copies of files you’ve been editing, and little more.

 

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BIOS has been entrusted with the Disaster Recovery of Tristar, MENA’s leading logistic service provider

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Sun, Sep 17, 2017 @ 01:26 PM

Cloud computing has become widely adopted across a broad range of industries in the Middle East and North Africa. Both small companies and large enterprises have recognized the importance of adapting innovations into their daily business operations to secure a steady growth within a constantly evolving market.

The need of integrated services that handle the DRaaS, SaaS, and IaaS of a company has led many businesses towards considering a cloud-oriented approach that either uses a hybrid or a cloud-only system to guarantee the security and integrity of company data.

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Gartner Names CloudHPT as a ‘Visionary’ Disaster Recovery as a Service provider

Posted by Nidhi Savla on Mon, Jul 10, 2017 @ 09:29 AM

The 2017 edition of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) providers has just been released and CloudHPT is recognized in the “Visionary” quadrant.

CloudHPT is the cloud division of UAE based managed service provider, BIOS Middle East. CloudHPT is the only cloud platform located in the Middle East region to feature in the report.

“There is an increasing importance on Disaster Recovery  as companies leverage technology to move towards always-on business. We are delighted that our approach to Disaster Recovery, which in addition to industry leading recovery SLA’s, emphasizes the importance of disaster prevention through 24/7 security managed services has been recognized Visionary“ Adam Wolf – Technical Director, BIOS  

If you want to understand more about how Gartner evaluated the vendor landscape and how DRaaS is evolving, download a copy of the report today. It could help you ease and streamline your choice of a DRaaS partner in the Middle East. www.biosme.com/gartner

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Topics: draas uae, gartner

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