Double-Take® Software Extends Critical Workloads Protection For Unicorn Investment Bank

Published April 27th, 2010 - 12:28 GMT


 Double-Take® Software (NASDAQ: DBTK) today announced that The Unicorn Investment Bank (Unicorn) has expanded its implementation of Double-Take, as part of its overall business continuity strategy. The Bank is one of a growing number of financial institutions that are using Double-Take Software’s solutions in the GCC region to ensure that data is protected and that they have a robust business continuity solution in place.


“An increasing number of organisations are aware of the disastrous consequences that downtime can have on their business,” says Wouter Vancoppenolle, Senior Sales and Business Development Manager Middle East & Africa, at Double-Take® software. “It is vital for financial institutions to invest in business continuity and backup solutions as a way to ensure their clients’ financial data remains safe, as well as providing more value back to the business. We have a long history in helping companies in this market to migrate, protect and recover their business systems and data, ensuring that they have best practices in place around their business continuity strategy.”


Unicorn is headquartered in Bahrain and is an international Islamic financial services group. Unicorn uses Double-Take to protect various applications including Blackberry Enterprise Server, Microsoft Exchange Server 2007, Microsoft SQL Server 2005, and its core banking system. These applications are hosted across two sites approximately 16 km apart, providing both local high availability as well as the ability to recover across a WAN.


Antoine Tohme, Head of Information Technology at Unicorn commented, “Our Windows servers are extremely critical to our business, due to the fact that they hold most of our clients’ deals and financial transactions, and therefore require a solid and reliable continuous system and data protection solution to be in place. We have implemented a solid strategy that is able to cope with any maintenance and disaster recovery scenario based on real-time data protection, high availability and recovery.  Double-Take® Software has consistently provided us with the necessary degree of protection to safeguard our clients’ financial data.”


Double-Take® Software’s solutions provide the technology required to cope with any type of crisis situation that can suddenly arise, therefore providing Unicorn with peace of mind in knowing that all its data is safe. The technology provides a fast and reliable way to replicate several servers with critical databases in the most efficient and effective manner, wherever they may be located within the region.

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