IBM and Zain launch cloud disaster recovery service in Kuwait

Published: Wednesday, 28 June 2017 08:57

IBM and Zain, a Kuwait based telecommunications company, have announced a collaboration to launch a new cloud disaster recovery service that will provide IBM and Zain's enterprise customers with cloud-based business continuity capabilities and faster disaster recovery of their critical IT systems, without incurring the infrastructure expense of a second physical site.

Through the new service, Zain’s customers will benefit from the added flexibility of keeping their data in-country on IBM Cloud.

The Middle East region is experiencing a significant increase in disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS)adoption due to the increasing number of cyber attacks and other data threats, according to MarketsandMarkets.

The new cloud disaster recovery service will help protect IBM and Zain customers against data loss from their own servers or from other cloud services, and can maintain readiness without the need to invest in additional physical space or stand-by hardware. The service will provide replication of critical applications, infrastructure, data and systems to IBM Cloud so customers can recover from an IT outage within minutes.

"Today's announcement comes as part of our vision to transform Zain into a digital lifestyle provider," said Zain Kuwait's Chief Executive Officer Eaman Al Roudhan. "The business needs of our corporate customers are continuously changing, and offering them innovative solutions to help maintain resiliency is a top priority for us."