Omnix International Provides Secure and Robust Backup and Disaster Recovery Sites to Regional Businesses

April 13, 2017

82 Percent of Region's Businesses Doubt They Can Recover from Disasters

Omnix International is concerned that regional businesses will struggle to ensure constant and secure access to data, especially in the event of natural disasters, like fires or earthquakes; or human disasters, like hardware failures, power cuts, or security breaches, causing data centers to go down.

The company has identified government, private sector, defense, banking, and healthcare as the five key verticals that will drive Disaster Recovery Sites across the Middle East and Africa in the coming years.

"Mega-events in the region, including World Expo 2020 and Qatar 2022 FIFA World Cup, are driving expanded IT infrastructure, leading to a pressing need for Disaster Recovery Sites. When potentially thousands of employees and customers rely on the company or government agency's network and website, Disaster Recovery Sites are no longer optional, they are mandatory," said Mohammed B. Manna, Area Sales Manager at Omnix International.

"Also, the new initiative from the government related to SMART GOVERNMENT, will drive IT expansion and a vehicle for implementing this initiative, we at Omnix are working proactively with our major clients to support them in implementing this vision by planning and execution the best Solutions using state of the art technologies." added Manna.

Omnix is an expert in providing Backup and Disaster Recovery Sites. These sites are critical especially in worse-case scenarios. Backup Sites copy files to another disk, through tape or increasingly through the cloud, to access and eventually restore data. But Backup Sites or their recovery processes can also potentially fail.

Disaster Recovery Sites are more powerful and secure, as they create a mirror of disk drives and servers, enabling immediate business continuity. Nearly three quarters (73 percent) of organizations want faster and more secure digital Backup Sites and Disaster Recovery Sites.

At the heart of Business Continuity Plans are two key business factors: Recovery Point Objective (RPO), the amount of data that an organization can afford to lose, and Recovery Time Objective (RTO), the amount of time that an organization can afford to stop their services.

Larger organizations, like online shopping websites or airlines, both have Recovery Point Objective and Recovery Time Objective approaching zero, leading to high-cost Disaster Recovery Sites. If their website is down for one hour, they could lose potentially hundreds of thousands of customers.

As government and public sectors across the Middle East rollout e-government services, Disaster Recovery Sites are seeing strong growth. The UAE leads the region, with Dubai Smart Government studying a Disaster Recovery Site shared by 31 government entities, while Abu Dhabi's Executive Council has approved establishing a Disaster Recovery Center.

Online shopping databases, healthcare records, and police surveillance videos are among the different types of data that are increasingly collected by companies and government agencies through websites and mobile apps, transforming businesses and enhancing daily lives across the region.

This data deluge is backed by cloud computing growth, whose spend is slated to reach USD 3.8 billion in the Middle East and Africa through 2017, according to a recent Gartner Inc. report.

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