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CISCO awards CloudHPT as the Master Cloud & Managed Services Partner of the Year

Posted by Nidhi Savla   May 29, 2016 2:01:57 PM

CloudHPT has been awarded the prestigious “Cisco Master Cloud & Managed Services Partner of the Year Award”. Cisco showcased the winners at their UAE Partner Summit which was attended by over 200 partners, delegates including CXOs and senior technical professionals at the Ritz Carlton in Dubai, UAE on 24th May 2016.

This award recognizes the company that uses best-in-class practices and serves as a model to the rest of the industry. Areas of consideration include their innovative practices and process, architecture-led approach successes, and strategic business focus that result in customer success.

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Veeam Cloud UAE

Posted by Nidhi Savla   Apr 17, 2016 7:51:51 PM

From the leading Veeam Service Provider UAE:

Veeam Cloud Connect provides a fully integrated, fast and secure way to backup, replicate and restore from the cloud. CloudHPT, a Veeam Cloud Partner based in the UAE is happy to make this service available to customers all over the GCC.

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Topics: Cloud Backup, Cloud disaster recovery, Cloud UAE

CloudHPT is now the GCC's First CISCO Powered Cloud

Posted by Nidhi Savla   Apr 10, 2016 9:26:43 PM

CloudHPT, a leading provider of Cloud services headquartered in UAE announced today that it has achieved an advanced accreditation to provide CISCO Powered™ Services after completing a rigorous audit of CISCO's Managed Services Program (CMSP). The services include CloudHPT - The GCC's first - Cisco Powered Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS).

This certification by CISCO recognizes CloudhHPT as having achieved an elite level of expertise to sell and deliver cloud and managed services. This audit verifies that services are delivered with enterprise-class reliability, security and support.

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Topics: Cloud Services, Certified managed service provider UAE, Certified Cloud provider UAE, CISCO powered cloud UAE, CISCO powered cloud

CloudHPT achieves MSP/ Cloud Verify Certification

Posted by Nidhi Savla   Mar 13, 2016 12:37:44 PM

CloudHPT is proud to announce that we have completed and passed the MSP/Cloud Verify Program (MSPCV). We are the first provider in the UAE to achieve this accreditation and one of 400 globally.

 “CloudHPT can count itself among some of the top managed services and cloud providers in the world. Most importantly, your existing and prospective customers can rest assured that their IT needs are in the hands of a vetted, stable, and professional Managed Services & Cloud provider. “ - Charlse Weaver CEO MSP Alliance

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Topics: Cloud Services, Certified managed service provider UAE, Certified Cloud provider UAE, MSP Alliance Certified

How the cloud has transformed the modern workplace

Posted by Nidhi Savla   Dec 23, 2015 11:42:04 AM

The impact that the cloud is having on the way businesses work has been compared to the workplace evolution that occurred after the dawn of the Internet. Cloud solutions such as Infrastructure as a Service and Software as a Service; have been credited with drastically improving company-wide efficiency in small businesses and multinational enterprises alike. More and more businesses are realizing the benefits of the cloud. If your organization is yet to undergo the cloud transition, here’s why you should.

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Topics: Cloud Services, cloud technology

5 questions every CFO should ask about cloud services

Posted by Nidhi Savla   Oct 5, 2015 12:53:49 PM

Cloud computing is becoming a critical part of many business infrastructures. The company CIO may be pushing cloud initiatives hard, but before companies get to implementation phase, there are several cloud budget questions CFO’s need to address. Click here to view a short video to know more about cloud.

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Could you improve up time and cost with cloud-based disaster recovery?

Posted by Dominic Docherty   Aug 24, 2015 10:51:04 AM

Cloud-based disaster recovery gets you back to business as usual: faster.

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Topics: DRaaS, Disaster Recovery

A Quick Guide to Middle East Disaster Recovery in the Cloud (DRaaS)

Posted by Dominic Docherty   Jun 18, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Create and implement the most effective DR strategy for your organization with the help of CloudHPT’s Disaster Recovery in the cloud checklist. This helpful guide will help you set your DR plan in motion with a comprehensive checklist and detailed information to follow during each step. CloudHPT provides cloud services in MENA and is based in the UAE.

This quick Guide to Disaster Recovery in the Cloud will help you be prepared for anything by checking your way through each stage of the planning process, from initial inventory of applications to seasonal testing of your chosen solution.

Here’s a quick rundown of the checklist:
•List your applications
•Perform a risk assessment and business impact analysis for each application
•Determine each application’s ideal RTO and RPO
•Determine your Disaster Recovery and Backup budgets
•Determine your recovery destination

Applications List: It’s true that you can’t protect your applications if you don’t know where each application is and what its core responsibilities are. A quick export and sort of your VM list from VMware vSphere is a simple start, but a more long-term solution should be put into place.

Risk Assessment/Business Impact: Once your applications are inventoried, it’s helpful to perform a risk assessment and business impact analysis for each application in the company. It’s important to make sure that your Disaster Recovery plan protects what is most important to the business.

Ideal RTO/RPO: It’s not just about the critical importance of an application (determined in the step before), but also the time-criticality of each application. Consider how many and how often the application processes transactions and new data, as well as how soon the application would need to be up and running after a disruption.

Disaster Recovery/Backup Budgets: Each application will have minimum RTO and RPOs; however, budget constraints will most likely only allow certain applications to reach those minimums. A combination of the budget and prioritization list will help you sort which applications need to be addressed first and which can wait a little longer.

Recovery Destination: The site to which you recover is dependent on the type of technology you decide to user to protect and recover your application. Cloud-based DR users can see the replication working, click and test their solution at any time and they have the backing of a service provider in case things get tricky.

For a full comprehensive checklist, download the full guide, Quick Guide to Cloud-Based Disaster Recovery planning here.

If you would like to know more about DRaaS in the Middle East or how our  other cloud services in the middle east can help your company drive down costs and increase business agility, just contact us now.

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Topics: DRaaS, Disaster Recovery

Disaster Recovery as a Service for the Middle East - DR you can afford

Posted by Dominic Docherty   Jun 1, 2014 10:00:00 AM

For the longest time, disaster recovery for firms in the UAE was a rich man’s game.

Until recently, the costs of effectively protecting against disruption (caused by extreme weather, power outages, hardware failure, and connectivity issues or otherwise) have been prohibitively expensive for all but the largest organizations.

This is because traditional disaster recovery solutions required a 1:1 reproduction of the live environment (running continuously in parallel) to provide effective failover. For large environments, the costs of ownership easily run in to the hundreds of thousands of dollars per year.

But that was then, this is now. Cloudhpt offers Disaster Recovery as a Service (DRaaS) in the UAE for all the Middle East.  It might already be a cliché, but cloud computing in MENA, really has changed everything – particularly for DR with DRaaS. The advent of cloud services in the UAE & Middle East has not only made Disaster Recovery & DRaaS services more affordable, it’s radically improved their quality.

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Topics: DRaaS, Disaster Recovery

It’s time to press stop on Tape Backup and use BaaS in the Middle East.

Posted by Dominic Docherty   May 25, 2014 11:00:00 AM

Regardless of the alleged capacity, performance, reliability and durability of the backup media, the real test of a backup solution – indeed, the sole purpose of it – is how easily it is restored and recovered. However, in a recent survey conducted by data recovery specialists Kroll Ontrack, 60% of the 600 respondents experienced some form of data loss despite using a backup solution. Several common scenarios were identified for the unexpected backup failures.

  • Backup windows were not automated and thus prone to inconsistencies and human error
  • Backup windows scheduled at times when target computer not on/unavailable
  • Backup software failed
  • Backup ran out of destination space
  • File lost before scheduled backup
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Topics: Cloud Backup, Data Storage, BaaS