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Adventus Singapore Pte Ltd bags SBR National Business Awards for IT Services

Adventus' Managed Backup and Disaster Recovery Solution addresses disaster situations.

Adventus Singapore Pte Ltd is an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) solutions and services provider with a wide foot print in Asia. Adventus helps organisations bring about positive transformations to their businesses through the intelligent applications of innovative solutions and pertinent services. The company does this by defining how customers are able to effectively leverage technology to create competitive advantages and introduce business innovations. Adventus' strong network of technology partners, excellent domain expertise, and differentiated value propositions create enormous values for organisations that far exceed their expectations. It brought these strengths in providing one of its clients, a top-tier hotel in Singapore, with a state-of-the-art backup and disaster recovery solution. Because of this innovative approach, Adventus won the Singapore Business Review National Business Award for IT Services.

Adventus' client used to implement a tape backup system to back up production data. There were inherent challenges associated with this backup strategy. In the event of a disaster, data recovery can take time resulting in serious disruptions to their round-the-clock operations. Due to the huge amount of network and system resources required for tape backup solution, backup was executed once in a day leading to potential loss of critical production data. It was also difficult to validate the backup data stored on backup tapes as they did not have a complete set of latest data at any given time. The backup data were usually transported via a delivery van from the primary location to secondary location. In the event of a disaster at their primary location, they could lose some of their business data due to the long interval between backups.

Adventus' answered this challenge with an imaged-based backup solution, which is able to make backup effective in seconds whilst not impacting the operation of the servers and network resources. Thus, achieving low Recovery Point Objective (RPO), in matters of minutes between backups, this greatly reduces potential data loss. This solution is capable of spinning up a production application, be it a physical or virtual server from backup images or allows instantaneous retrieval of data through dependable granular recovery.

Intraday backups are kept for three months, daily images for one year and monthly images for 10 years, extremely useful in guarding against malicious attacks and historical data retrieval. Critical backup images are replicated offsite automatically and verified immediately to protect the integrity of the backup chain. This completely automated process eliminates the need for human intervention. As a result, Adventus' client was able to recover when disaster strike and resume normal operations within minutes as compared to hours previously, fully handled by Adventus’ managed services team.

The SBR National Business Awards was held on May 17, 2018 at the Conrad Centennial Singapore.

This year's nominations were judged by a panel consisting of Ng Jiak See, executive director and head of corporate finance advisory at Deloitte Singapore & Southeast Asia; Choo Eng Chuan, ASEAN markets leader and partner, international and corporate tax services at Ernst & Young Solutions LLP; Toh Kim Teck, assurance partner at Foo Kon Tan LLP; and Henry Tan, managing director at NEXIA TS. 

If you would like to join the 2019 awards and be awarded as one of the most outstanding local companies in Singapore, please email eleonor@charltonmediamail.com. 

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