IBM, Dutech to Launch Cloud-Based Recovery Service

IBM, Dutech to Launch Cloud-Based Recovery Service

IBM and Dubai’s Port, Customs and Free Zone Corporation (PCFC) have signed an agreement to start a cloud-based disaster recovery service in Dubai, UAE. IBM, Dutech to Launch Cloud-Based Recovery Service

Furthermore, PCFC is a leading global trade and logistics enabler. Its a Government of Dubai corporation which facilitates the advancement of trade and logistics in Dubai.

IBM, Dutech to Launch Cloud-Based Recovery Service

According to the agreement, IBM will deploy an IBM Cloud-based Disaster Recovery as a service (DRaaS) solution at Dutech’s data centre. The new service will offer cloud-based business endurance abilities to the organizations in Dubai. This new service also have capability to store its data in-country. It will also enable PCFC, other government agencies and private businesses in UAE to get advantage from a cloud-based disaster recovery as a service.

Sultan bin Sulayem, DP World Group chairman and CEO and chairman of PCFC, said:

IT disruptions are inevitable and they can stem from a number of sources. Whether it’s natural disaster, human error or unplanned downtime or outage, all these risks are surrounding businesses today.

He further added that:

The new service that we are launching in collaboration with IBM can protect organizations from considerable financial loss as well as irreparable damage from brand reputation. It’s very important to keep abreast of technological advancements in order not only to survive but to thrive.

IBM, Dutech to Launch Cloud-Based Recovery Service

He said:

We are embracing this service to sustain and protect the data of our clients and to help other organisations do the same in fulfilment of UAE leading and ambitious plans.

Juma Al Ghaith, executive director of customs development division at Dubai Customs, said:

It is important for organizations to always stay one step ahead of any potential internal or external threats. Through the new service, organizations will benefit from faster detection and removal of vulnerabilities as well as speedier data recovery and reduced downtime.

Amr Refaat, general manager, IBM Middle East and Pakistan, said:

In today’s ‘always-on’ world, our offerings like DRaaS and Cloud Resiliency Orchestration arre built to simplify the disaster recovery process. This new service underscores IBM’s expanding business continuity and resiliency services portfolio.

The new service will offer the replication of critical applications, infrastructure, data and systems to the IBM Cloud-based DRaaS environment.

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