Disaster recovery (DR) is one of the most crucial considerations for growing organisations in the Middle East. And if you are of the calibre of AW Rostamani (AWR), then all the more reason that you feel the need for a reliable DR site.
“AWR is a family based conglomerate. We have a diversified business portfolio. Our flagship is the automobile business. Even in this business we have spread across the region. We are in the UAE, India, Iraq and KSA. We represent multiple brands and are into property, real estate, manufacturing, job contracting and IT consulting. IT in the group is a centralised function. Every single requirement of the business goes through the group’s IT department. This is the same even for international businesses, where we have focal points in various locations. All hardware and software requirements are centralised,” says Sebastian Samuel, group IT manager for AWR.
IIT Delhi and Sanovi Technologies organize National Seminar on Business Continuity and IT DRM
March 6th, 2012: Department of Management studies, IIT Delhi in collaboration with Sanovi Technologies, the market leader in Disaster Recovery Management software, organised a national seminar on ‘Business Continuity and IT Disaster Recovery Management’ at Vishwakarma Bhavan, IIT Delhi Campus.
The conference brought together the Business Continuity /Disaster Recovery practitioners from the industry, academia, and government. The key focus of the seminar was to create awareness about IT Disaster Recovery Landscape, DR Technology-state of art and Understanding DR needs and experiences. Through this one day conference Sanovi sought to lay a foundation for holistic approach to IT Disaster Recovery Management.
Presenting the keynote on the occasion, Shri R.S. Sharma, Mission Director, UIDAI gave a riveting account of the scope and technology that powers the Aadhaar project. He quoted “ The two recovery metrics of Recovery Time and Recovery Point were very stringent for the Aadhaar number authentication services and that the platform has been designed from ground up to meet its recovery service levels.”
Shri Ajay Sawhney, President & CEO, National eGovernance Division – DIT, presented the central framework for Disaster Recovery solutions for the State Datacentres (SDCs) and said “We have formulated strategies for enabling Disaster Recovery for SDCs. NIC is setting up four national level Datacentres to serve as DR Datacentres to all SDCs. This process has begun. Some of the states are already in discussions with NIC to take this forward.”
During his opening remarks, Professor M. P. Gupta, Chair – Information Systems Group, Department of Management Studies, Indian Institute of T echnology Delhi (IIT Delhi), said “The National Seminar on Disaster recovery is a joint effort to create awareness about its importance and necessity in the current working environment. IT Infrastructure is a significant and inevitable part of any enterprise. During a disaster, efficient backend support is required to maintain the momentum and sustain the business transactions”. He added “Indian companies though aware about Disaster Recovery Management concept , are still in the initial stages of adopting it as business strategy. I am sure this seminar will provide effective guidance.”
Shri. Chandra Pulamarasetti, Founder & CEO, Sanovi Technologies, presented that holistic approach to IT Disaster Recovery involves adopting DR automation and DR Management software that reduces business exposure to IT outages and significantly reduces operational costs and reduces stress on DR teams.
Commenting on the occasion, Shri. Ashis Guha, President of Sales, Sanovi Technologies said, “This National Seminar was a great platform to drive awareness about the importance of deploying IT Disaster Recovery solutions among companies in India. The message was percolated to an audience covering diverse segments like Government, BFSI, Telecom sectors, where IT plays a pivotal role in the core business.”
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About Sanovi Technologies Pvt. Ltd.:
Sanovi Technologies offers IT Disaster Recovery Management (DRM) Software products that help small, medium and large enterprises automate their IT Disaster Recovery Processes benefitting the organizations through Recovery Readiness Assurance and Operational Efficiencies. Sanovi products enable cloud and infrastructure service providers to offer remote DR services. Sanovi provides thought leadership in the DR area and has helped deploy a robust DR program through its DRM software at several organizations in the banking, insurance, manufacturing, energy, government and other industry verticals.
Complexity, Heterogeneous technologies, Non-standard and manual intensive processes, and Point management tools are characteristics of traditional DR solutions. These solutions lack visibility into DR Service level objectives including RPOs and RTOs. Surveys in the area reveal that one in three DR tests continue to fail and most of the organizations fail to make configuration updates to the DR systems. Due to these factors, ensuring application recovery remains a top challenge for IT management.
Sanovi’s products ensure recovery readiness through a DR life cycle approach including proactive DR infrastructure monitoring and automated DR drills. Built on standards-based platforms, Sanovi’s products offer real-time DR Monitoring, DR Configuration Change Validation, DR Testing, DR Reporting, DR Policies and Automated Failover features. Sanovi products are tightly integrated with several commercial infrastructure applications, replication products and platforms for total infrastructure automation.
Sanovi’s products help organizations standardize their DR solutions and deploy DR best practices. They help IT managers to provide transparent DR services to business groups, while enabling an agile DR infrastructure. Sanovi products overlay on top of the existing DR infrastructure including the HA and Replication systems and protect customer investments.
More than 60 large enterprises including several fortune 500 clients are already using Sanovi products to manage their DR program. Sanovi solutions are available directly and through several partners including HP, IBM, HCL, TCS, and Wipro Technologies.
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