As the popularity of cloud computing grows across the Gulf, more companies are starting to adopt the benefits of cloud services into their business infrastructure. One of them is the UAE based investment company Jaleel Holdings. The company has interests in multiple sectors, including, education, metal fabrication, logistics, and fast-moving consumer goods.
As part of its growth strategy, Jaleel Holdings entered into an agreement for managed cloud services with BIOS, a leading cloud service provider in the UAE. Jaleel Holding’s several sites across the UAE will connect to CloudHPT in Dubai and Abu Dhabi.
“BIOS is proud to execute the latest technology innovations in the cloud service sector and provide Jaleel Holding with a reliable and constantly developing service that will help them grow across the UAE markets”, says Dominic Docherty, Chairman at BIOS.
Being a multi-profile holding company that runs operations across a wide range of industries, Jaleel Holdings counts on full-time infrastructure and application availability. As the company runs 24/7 operations and works with very large number of transactions each day, downtime and data loss are critical to the continuity of the business. Failing to maintain complete security and peak performance would result in significant reputation and financial losses for the holding. This is where BIOS stands as a solution.
The locally-based servers of CloudHPT allow BIOS to provide around-the-clock monitoring, analysis, service management and offer a complete availability of hosted applications. CloudHPT is a Cisco-powered cloud in the UAE which utilises the latest Cisco UCS technology. Being built on high-performance technology, CloudHPT uses some of the most modern innovations in the industry including VMware and Cisco’s application-centric infrastructure, to deliver the most advanced cloud platform in the Middle East region.
The innovative total availability protection suite service by BIOS provides production hosting in Dubai with disaster recovery services to Abu Dhabi while protecting the business continuity of the holding. Part of the agreement between BIOS and Jaleel holdings includes the hosting of SAP HANA, Nav, iRetail, and other critical business applications.
The newly developed database as a service will be a leading factor for the successful cloud service operations of the UAE cloud provider. DBaaS provides BIOS with the required technical resources to support various types of databases and provide fully managed infrastructure and application layer services.
“We are looking forward to growing profitability and reaching peak performance with the help of the managed cloud services by BIOS. We believe cloud services are the future of IT-driven businesses and we are excited to implement the innovations of cloud computing into our daily operations to guarantee consistency in growth across multiple markets,” says Sameer Mohamed, Managing Director at Jaleel Holdings.
“Many organisations are holding back on cloud computing citing security reasons, higher operational cost and local regulatory requirements. But cloud has emerged to solve these challenges, offering companies a more agile infrastructure that enables them to address ever-evolving regulatory requirements, while addressing sophisticated threats with specialised security expertise relentlessly tracking on the threat groups around the world,” added Venu Gomathy, Head of IT at Jaleel Holdings.
Headquartered in Dubai, Jaleel Holdings has strong presence in trading and distribution of fast moving consumer goods. Jaleel Holdings owns Jaleel Cash and Carry, the largest FMCG wholesaler in the UAE, Jaleel Distribution and J Mart supermarkets. Jaleel Holdings has also interests in the education and industrial solutions sectors. Jaleel Distribution is a significant component of Jaleel Holdings, offering a high degree of personalised service to the region’s most prestigious customers including leading hypermarkets, supermarkets, groceries, convenience stores, hotels, restaurants and other institutions.
BIOS is a system integrator and cloud provider based in the UAE. CloudHPT is the first certified Cisco powered cloud provider in the region.