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Nestle Waters stays ahead with business continuity

The Nestlé Waters factory in Saudi Arabia supplies bottled water to retailers, offices and homes across the country, including famous brands such as Al Manhal, Springs and Nestlé Pure Life. With business continuity a critical requirement for the company, the availability and protection of data from Nestlé Waters’ various different sites had to be extremely reliable. The company also had another major challenge around the availability of bandwidth between its branch offices. Nestlé Waters has three sites spread over an area of 600 miles. In total, approximately 360 users across the company are connected to its Ostazi ERP solution on a daily basis for purchasing, finance and production duties.

The company needed to update its availability and protection software and upgrade to a more modern solution that could meet the requirements that the business now faced around protecting the databases behind its ERP solution. Working with its IT services and technology partner Trust Information Technology, Nestlé Waters chose Double-Take Availability, which is installed across the three sites to protect the Microsoft SQL Servers that sit behind the ERP solution across the LAN and WAN, environments, providing high availability for the local server and disaster recovery in the unlikely event of a site failure.

“Our network is currently growing and we are planning on installing a Microsoft Exchange server in the near future to support our staff in their communication and collaboration. We will undoubtedly implement additional Double-Take solutions in order to further enhance our infrastructure and at the same time, guarantee its efficiency. We also intend to protect other branches and other factories in the lower Gulf region mainly in Bahrain, Dubai and Qatar with Double-Take,” said Wael-Al-Baz, IT/IS Manager at the Nestlé Waters factory.

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