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At VMworld Europe this year, Khatib and Alami, a renowned engineering consultancy and architectural design company based in the Middle East, shared their experiences with cloud adoption. Mohamed Saad, IT Director of Khatib and Alami, describes how they use 11:11 Systems cloud services including, VMware-powered IaaS and DRaaS, to scale their business quickly.
With 6,000 employees spread across 15 branches, Khatib and Alami is well known for its contribution to some of the most ambitious and successful engineering projects across the region. As a VMware-based IT house, Khatib and Alami were keen to capitalize on their existing infrastructure as they adopted cloud services. With the support of 11:11 cloud migration services, they’ve been able to migrate their IT production systems very quickly to the 11:11 Cloud to support fast, scalable delivery of innovative services to their clients.
Khatib and Alami hosts all of their production systems in the 11:11 Cloud, with London as the main hosting site and Manchester as the DR site. The fast growth curve of the company was the primary driver for moving their mission-critical systems to 11:11’s public cloud. Proximity to the Middle East drove Mr. Saad to seek a VMware-based cloud provider with data center locations in Europe. Because the company manages complex, high-dollar projects with aggressive deadlines, it is vital for Khatib and Alami to ensure that mission-critical systems, such as email and project management tools, are available and meet performance and SLA targets. The 11:11 DRaaS solution helps them protect IT systems and ensure business continuity.
Using 11:11’s secure public cloud gives the company greater flexibility and agility and relieves the burden of having to maintain their own IT infrastructure. They can scale fast and provision new services quickly to cater to the needs of their diverse clients. The SLAs and support they get from 11:11 are also very important to maintain the availability and flexibility of services.
Overall, Mohamed Saad sees a bright future for VMware and 11:11 Cloud at Khatib and Alami, with cloud continuing to be a strategic differentiator that allows them to focus IT efforts on activities that drive their business forward.