Saturday, July 25, 2009

Key business continuity service a boon for BBK

MANAMA: Batelco will provide disaster recovery and business continuity services to BBK, it was announced yeaterday. The telecom operator will be working with BBK to ensure business continuity for the bank in the face of any unexpected event that could affect their daily operations and the provision of services to its customers.

"Business Continuity services help ensure that our customers are fully prepared for any unplanned event which could interrupt the delivery of their services and impinge on their profitability," said Batelco chief executive officer Gert Rieder.

Batelco offers Business Continuity services at a secure site within one of its premises with high-quality fully-equipped office space from which businesses can continue to run their operations.

The site is maintained within Batelco's fully-managed environment with fully-redundant power systems supported by backup and uninterrupted power supply to ensure high availability.

Strict measures are enforced to guarantee enhanced security backed up by a dedicated team at the facility round the clock.

"The infrastructure is based on a highly-resilient network with multiple high-speed connections to the Internet managed and monitored by out Network Operations Centre," said Batelco general manager for enterprise and government division Dr Abdullah Al Thawadi.

"Recovery stations are pre-installed with customer specific applications and connectivity to ensure the shortest possible restoration times in the event of a disaster or system failure at the customer's premises."

The Business Continuity services complement Batelco's Data Centre offering, which is very secure facility that serves as a repository for the storage, management and dissemination of data and information for organisations.

Major companies, including BBK, which has been a customer for five years, currently host their critical data off-site at Batelco's Data Centre to ensure business continuity in the face of any environmental or technical disaster.

Other global communication and technology providers also choose the Batelco Data Centre as their primary point of presence.

Source : Gulf Daily News

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