Emaar FS aims for zero downtime for its online trading system

Emaar Financial Services (Emaar FS) has implemented a comprehensive disaster recovery solution to make sure its real-time stock trading service can continue operating in the event of a physical or technical disaster.

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By  Colin Edwards Published  September 5, 2006

Emaar Financial Services (Emaar FS) has implemented a comprehensive disaster recovery solution to make sure its real-time stock trading service can continue operating in the event of a physical or technical disaster. The brokerage house, which is the first in the UAE to enable traders to buy and sell shares online and monitor the performance of their portfolio viza the company’s web site, partnered with specialist storage system integrator, PRO TECHnology to deploy the zero downtime environment. “Installing a comprehensive disaster recovery solution was a strategic decision designed to further our long-term business objectives,” 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,” he added PRO TECHnology was selected on the basis of its expertise in system integration, and the company quickly moved to design and successfully implement a complete disaster recovery solution, which included a backup solution and clustering solution. “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,” said Imran Raoof, manager of storage and digital archiving division, PRO TECHnology. “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,” he said.

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