BUSINESS CONTINUITYBusiness Continuity Services

Today, access to information is the key to survival in the fast evolving business world. Interrupted access to data or data losses could financially impact an organization, and in some cases, leave no room to recovery. This could mean loss of business, loss of customers and worst of all, going out of business.

Nile.Com provides various business continuity and disaster recovery (DR) Solutions, in the aim of helping you avoid these issues in your day-to-day operations and of ensuring smooth flow of business processes.

Our business Continuity Services can be summarized as follows:

Service High Availability

In today's information technology world, high availability is more and more important in critical systems such as:
  • Domain Controllers;
  • Messaging;
  • Database Application Servers.

Demands on these systems include not only ensuring the availability of important data, but also efficient resource sharing of the relatively expensive components.


Nile.Com's Server High Availability Solutions and Added Value:

Nile.Com Server High Availability offerings include:
  • Server Cluster;
  • Network Load Balancing;
  • Server Cluster provides failover support for applications and services that require high availability, scalability and reliability. With clustering, organizations can make applications and data available on multiple servers linked together in a cluster configuration.

Back-end applications and services, such as those provided by database servers, are ideal candidates for Server Cluster.

  • Network Load Balancing provides failover support for IP-based applications and services that require high scalability and availability.

With Network Load Balancing (NLB), organizations can build groups of clustered computers to support load balancing of:
  • Transmission Control Protocol (TCP);
  • User Datagram Protocol (UDP);
  • Generic Routing Encapsulation (GRE) traffic requests.

Web-tier and front-end services are ideal candidates for Network and Server Load Balancing


Products used:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Family;
  • F5 Technology;
  • FORTINET Technology
  • KEMP Server Load Balancers;
  • Double Take High Availability for Windows and for Hyper-v;
  • Double Take High Availability for VMware;
  • Double take High Availability for AIX;
  • MIMIX Availability Solutions.
Backup and Recovery

Information drives a business!

Everything about a company - product development, sales, relationship management, marketing, competitive analysis, investor relations, finance, human resources, and so on - is managed through the information unique to that business.

The success and viability of that information hinge on an administrator's ability to protect its integrity while keeping it available throughout the enterprise at all times.

Today's solutions must offer best-of-breed data protection and system recovery. An essential part of such a solution is granular data protection: Businesses cannot afford to waste valuable time and resources restoring a complete data volume or database when all a user needs is a single file or e-Mail message.


Nile.Com's Backup and Recovery Solutions and Added Value:

Nile.Com provides its customers with the latest technology in backup and recovery tools to help them maintaining the highest productivity and integrity of their data and Operating System.

Together, Backup tools and System Recovery tools offer complete data and system recovery for Microsoft® Windows based organizations of all sizes.

These leading data and Windows system recovery solutions combine the benefits of disk-to-disk-to-tape protection with those of rapid, reliable system and data recovery.


Products used:

  • Symantec Backup Exec;
  • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery;
  • Microsoft Data Protection Manager;
  • Symantec NetBackup;
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for Hyper-v;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for VMware.
Disaster Recovery

Disaster recovery is becoming an increasingly important aspect of enterprise computing. As devices, systems, and networks become ever more complex, there are simply more things that can go wrong. As a consequence, recovery plans have also become more complex.

A Disaster Recovery Plan is designed to ensure the continuation of vital business processes in the event that a disaster occurs.

Appropriate plans vary from one enterprise to another, depending on variables such:
  • The type of business;
  • The processes involved;
  • The level of security needed.

Disaster recovery planning may be developed within an organization or purchased as a software application or a service. It is not unusual for an enterprise to spend 25% of its information technology budget on disaster recovery.


Nile.Com's Server High Availability Solutions and Added Value:

Nile.Com offers the following solutions and services for Disaster Recovery:
  • Critical Application Assessment;
  • Back-Up & Recovery Planning and Designing;
  • Implementation Procedures;
  • Validation Procedures.

Products used:

  • IBM;
  • Microsoft;
  • VMware;
  • Symantec;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for Hyper-v;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for VMware.
Bare Metal Backup and Recovery

Bare-metal restore is a technique in the field of data recovery and restoration where the backed-up data is available in a form which allows one to restore a computer system from "bare metal", i.e. without any requirements as to previously installed software or operating system.

Typically, the backed-up data includes the necessary operating system, applications, and data components to rebuild or restore the backed-up system to an entirely separate piece of hardware.


Nile.Com's Server High Availability Solutions and Added Value:

In order for Nile.Com to be able to provide its customers with the latest technology involved in Bare Metal Backup and Recovery, we offer a simple, cost-effective backup and recovery solution that helps minimize downtime and avoid disaster by easily recovering data files or complete systems in minutes, not hours or days, even to dissimilar hardware and virtual environments.

With the aim of helping IT administrators meet recovery time objectives, Nile.Com has selected the Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery which provides rapid, easy-to-use system restoration or full "bare-metal" recovery for servers, desktops, or laptops. It also enables you to recover systems in remote, unattended locations.


Products used:

  • Microsoft Data Protection Manager SRT;
  • Symantec Backup Exec System Recovery;
  • Symantec Altiris Deployment Solutions;
  • Microsoft System Center 2012.
Network Availability

Network Availability solutions provide for two key requirements of critical enterprise networking components, namely: enhanced reliability and increased performance which will:
  • Effectively load balance and failover multiple Internet connection for outbound and inbound Internet access;
  • Smoothly support site to site IPSEC VPN redundant tunnels;
  • Successfully monitor the performance of the Internet, the network and the servers relative to each user accessing the site.


Nile.Com's Server High Availability Solutions and Added Value:

With a dynamic view of the performance of global resources, Nile.Com provides its customers with cutting-edge Network Availability solutions that have the capability to optimally balance traffic between sites based on the global capacity to serve a request. That is, with these smart products, your business can ensure high availability between multiple sites while ensuring that your users or employees are directed to the best performing site.

Nile.Com also offers related solutions that provide:
  • Global traffic management;
  • Timely application state sharing (i.e. database replication) between data centers and LAN like performance over the WAN.

Within this umbrella of solutions, the performing device will:
  • Track the geography of requests, so the state of the network and those who are accessing it are always known;
  • Monitor the global availability of resources, checking the health of a site and servers to ensure that Web services are always available to end users;
  • Detect a variety of Internet connectivity failures, site failures, and server failures;
  • Verify content availability across an entire site.

Moreover, in case of disaster, it can:
  • Redirect traffic away from unavailable resources;
  • Transparently distribute traffic to available resources, based on real-time system status.

Products used:

  • F5 Global Traffic Manager;
  • F5 Local Traffic Manager;
  • Citrix NetScaler ADC;
  • FortiGate UTM;
  • IBM Storage Systems;
  • Brocade SAN Switches;
  • KEMP Server Load Balancers.
Data Centers Solutions

IT departments, always compelled to "do more with less," now have the products and technology to realize the promise of virtualization to meet dynamic business demands.

Some of these competing demands include:
  • Agility and ease of use;
  • Security and compliance;
  • Performance and scalability;
  • Business continuity (BC);
  • Disaster recovery (DR).

and all this with ever-decreasing operating and capital expense budgets.

When an Operating System (OS) and application are packaged together and operate independently of the operating system on the physical server, they form a Virtual Machine (VM), which is hosted on the physical server. By consolidating multiple workloads (VMs) onto a single physical server, you can actually reverse the proliferation of physical servers resulting in less hardware and more flexibility.

Other benefits of server consolidation include reduced power and cooling costs and freeing up floor space in the data center by reducing equipment footprint.


Nile.Com's Server High Availability Solutions and Added Value:


We help make your data center agile and enhance performance by:

a- Providing tools and solutions to proactively manage data centers':
  • Capacity planning;
  • Monitoring;
  • Forecasting.
b- Integrating IT resources including:
  • Database, storage;
  • Network;
  • Servers;
  • OS;
  • Applications.

We offer management solutions that enable you to control both physical and virtual worlds in a unified, easy manner.

Using a common tool set for virtual and physical servers can provide the flexibility to migrate workloads across physical and virtual server resources and a consolidated technology platform that centralizes and unifies all virtual, physical servers and Storage Area Network (SAN) management.


Products used:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Family;
  • Microsoft System Center 2012;
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server;
  • F5 Local Traffic Manager;
  • FortiGate UTM;
  • IBM Storage Systems;
  • Brocade SAN Switches;
  • KEMP Server Load Balancers;
  • F5 Global Traffic Manager.
Site Resilience

A datacenter or site failure is managed differently from the types of failures that can cause a server or database failover. In a high availability configuration, automatic recovery is initiated by the system, and the failure typically leaves the messaging system in a fully functional state. By contrast, a datacenter failure is considered to be a disaster recovery event, and recovery must be manually performed and completed for the client service to be restored, and for the outage to end.

The proper planning and preparation involves not only the deployment of a second datacenter resource, such as servers, storage, network and connectivity, but also pre-configuration of those resources to minimize the changes required as part of a datacenter switchover operation.


Nile.Com's Site Resilience Solutions and Added Value:

By integrating and combining multivendor solutions, Nile.Com provides solutions leveraging Microsoft products native support for site resilience, availability, log shipping and replications and with a proper planning, a second datacenter can be rapidly activated to serve a failed datacenter's clients.

We've practiced multiple disaster recovery scenario and solutions for the majority of Microsoft server products; we now have the edge of conducting prior planning and preparation for a datacenter switchover that can simplify the recovery process and reduce the duration of the outage.

We've built a portfolio of enterprise-class solutions to address your specific business issues. Our proven solutions help you improve the efficiency, resilience and agility of your Microsoft environments to lower costs and keep your business buzzing.

Nile.Com site resilience solutions for Microsoft environments use a leading IBM hardware and storage in additional to a complementary third part products and solutions to accomplish a resilient Microsoft infrastructure for the latest Microsoft applications and platforms, including:
  • Windows Server;
  • Hyper-V Server;
  • Microsoft Exchange Server;
  • SQL Server;
  • SharePoint Server;
  • Threat Management Gateway Server.

Products used:

  • Microsoft Windows Server Family;
  • Microsoft Hyper-V Server;
  • F5 Local Traffic Manager;
  • F5 Global Traffic Manager;
  • FortiGate UTM;
  • IBM Storage Systems;
  • IBM Blade Centre;
  • Double Take High Availability for Windows and for Hyper-v;
  • Double Take High Availability for VMware;
  • Double take High Availability for AIX;
  • MIMIX Availability Solutions;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for Hyper-v;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for VMware.
Storage Systems and High Availability

In today's complex and demanding IT world, customers are in a great need to ensure a robust archive of their data and to be able to create these archives with minimal interruptions. The IBM System Storage helps fulfill these requirements by offering three copy services premium features.


Nile.Com's Storage High Availability Solutions and Added Value:

Nile.Com provides its customers with the state-of-the-art IBM System Storage that helps to fulfill the most demanding IT requirements by offering three copy services premium features:
  • FlashCopy;
  • VolumeCopy;
  • Enhanced Remote Mirroring (ERM).

Products used:

  • IBM System Storage;
  • IBM Tivoli Storage Manager;
  • Double Take High Availability for Windows and for Hyper-v;
  • Double Take High Availability for VMware;
  • Double take High Availability for AIX;
  • MIMIX Availability Solutions;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for Hyper-v;
  • VEEAM Backup and Replication for VMware.
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