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Business continuity briefs:
3rd November 2014

'Business continuity briefs' provides a summary of new product and services press releases and other useful resources published recently:

Insights and lessons learned from the Canadian Parliament attack
An analysis of the Canadian Parliament attack on October 22 has been published by ASIS. The document was provided by ASERO, a team of international security experts that provides advice to governments and businesses on how to mitigate their security risks in the wake of increased terrorist activities at home and around the world.
Read the document (PDF).

Biggest ever cyber security exercise in Europe takes place
More than 200 organizations and 400 cyber-security professionals from 29 European countries took part in an exercise to test their readiness to counter cyber-attacks. The Cyber Europe 2014 day-long simulation, organized by the European Network and Information Security Agency (ENISA), took place on 30th October. More details.

Derdack announces availability of its enterprise notification software in the Microsoft Azure Marketplace
Derdack has announced that is has gained Microsoft Azure Certified status for its flagship product, Enterprise Alert. With Enterprise Alert running on Azure, enterprises and organizations can benefit from automating critical notifications and emergency communication processes, from mobile alarm management and app-based mobile incident handling while enjoying the reliability, scalability and beneficial payment model of cloud solutions. Read press release.

MEEZA unveils Middle East’s first LEED Platinum and Tier III certified data centre
Qatar-based MEEZA has announced the readiness of its latest and biggest data centre to date, M-VAULT 2. M-VAULT 2, with a total building area of 10,000 square metres, is now fully operational.

M-VAULT 2 is a ‘green’ data Centre. It is the first and only LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Platinum certified data centre in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. It is one of only four data centres in the world outside of the United States having achieved this certification.

Located at a purpose-built highly secured facility in Umm Garn, 30 km from Doha, within easy reach from the motorway network, M-VAULT 2 offers a fully equipped area for remote working and business continuity.

Clients of M-VAULT 2 also have access to MEEZA’s entire portfolio of services, such as backup-as-a-service, infrastructure-as-a-service and software-as-a-service.


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Date: 3rd November 2014 • Region: Various

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