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Emaar Financial Keeps On Running


PRO TECHnology, an integrator of storage and high availability solutions in the Middle East, has implemented a comprehensive disaster recovery solution for Emaar Financial Services (Emaar FS), a subsidiary of Emaar Properties.

Emaar Financial Services offers e-trading, allowing traders to buy and sell shares online and monitor the performance of their portfolio.

“This project once again illustrates PRO TECHnology’s unique ability to comprehend the precise nature of client requirements and perform even the most intricate system integration tasks with minimal downtime,” said Imran Raoof, manager, storage and digital archiving division, PRO TECHnology.

“PRO TECHnology has extensive experience with IBM and Symantec solutions, which enabled us to carry out a smooth integration with IBM Blade Technology while maintaining business continuity at Emaar FS.

Besides putting in place a high availability disaster recovery solution, we will offer Emaar FS round-the-clock onsite support and pre-sales consultancy in enhancing future upgrades, as part of our commitment to deliver maximum value to our clients.”

Emaar went for the solution because it has been witnessing increased demand for its services.

PRO TECHnology was selected on the basis of its previous experience in the area.

“Installing a comprehensive disaster recovery solution was a strategic decision designed to further our long-term business objectives, and we are extremely pleased with the quality of the solution and the high implementation standards achieved by PRO TECHnology,” said Omar Al Haddad, senior manager, projects and business support, EMAAR FS.

“The benefits of this move are already visible, especially in terms of reduced downtime, online backup and restore of database, and 24x7 availability of applications.

Furthermore, it allows for significant manpower cost savings and will yield us higher return on investment.”

PRO TECHnology provides systems in a variety of areas, including network infrastructure, remote access, storage, backup, high availability, mobility and digital graphics and printing.

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