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SIPCO and STME team up for storage and disaster recovery

SIPCO to deploy NetApp and STME solutionto protect crtical data

Saudi Industrial Projects Co (SIPCO), one of the largest Pepsi franchises in the Middle East, has signed storage vendor STME to provide it with backup and disaster recovery systems.

The new platform is based on STME's Network Appliance FAS series of enSaudi Industrial Projects Co to deploy NetApp solutions to protect data terprise storage systems and software, and allows SIPCO to consolidate all its data using FC, iSCSI & NAS protocols in the same system, as well as out-of-the-box replication to SIPCO's standby site.

According to Jocelyn Al Adwani, deputy CEO and CTO of STME, SIPCO approached STME based on the reputation of its products in the marketplace, as well as its attention to customer support.

"We are extremely pleased that companies in the region are realising the importance of protecting their information and investing in solutions to enable them to drive their business forward whilst ensuring availability and performance. Data back up and recovery solutions are of key importance in today's world where all organisations depend heavily on their IT systems to keep their businesses running smoothly," said Al Adwani.

"SIPCO lacked a resilient backup and disaster recovery system and needed a setup that could automatically switch over to a remote site for business continuity. STME provides focused storage experience right from sales to support which no other company could match in the region," said Shahid Mohiuddin, SIPCO's head of IT.

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