(MENAFN Press) Vision Solutions, Inc., the world's leading provider of information availability software and services for Windows, Linux, IBM Power Systems and Cloud Computing markets, is helping leading Islamic financial institutions in the GCC to protect their critical data by providing business continuity and disaster recovery solutions.
At recently concluded MEFTEC 2012, the world's premier financial technology event for emerging markets, Vision Solutions showcased its universal Virtual Recovery Appliance (uVRA) solution, which includes the latest version of Double-Take Availability, which is designed to make recovery of virtual machines running on VMware virtual infrastructures easier for companies to carry out.
As virtualisation gains traction in the Middle East, business continuity and data recovery can be a massive challenge. Ahmad M. Khattab, VP Sales Growth Market, Vision Solutions, said: "Virtualisation continues to drive cost out of deploying and running IT for financial organisations across the Middle East. However, protecting these environments and ensuring that workloads can be easily recovered is still a challenge. With multiple different platforms in place at most organisations, whether this is different virtualisation products or just physical and virtual servers together, organisations are looking at using one tool to protect their data, simplify their business continuity planning and make disaster recovery more affordable."
The uVRA includes pre-configured set-up for protection of Windows and Linux servers and can autoprovision virtual machines at recovery time for instant fail-over. By taking this appliance-based approach, companies can save on operating system, infrastructure and bandwidth costs as well as providing full protection for data and servers.
Double-Take Availability supports recovery of virtual machine workloads to any platform including either another virtualisation solution such as VMware or Microsoft Hyper-V, physical server hardware or into a cloud environment.
Aurangzeb Qadri, Assistant Manager, IT Infrastructure at Sharjah Islamic Bank: "Technology is running fast on the information highway, faster than ever before. MEFTEC provides us with the opportunity to keep pace with the latest and best in the market. This year also we are looking forward to see new launches and updates from Vision Solutions on their high-availability solutions."
In addition to Sharjah Islamic Bank, Vision Solutions provide high availability technology for a number of other banks and financial institutions in the Middle East, including Mawarid Finance and Bahrain Islamic Bank.
For more information about Vision Solutions, please visit www.visionsolutions.com.