PUBLICATION:  ITNEWS AFRICA
DATE:  21 JANUARY 2009

Financial services company turns to Attix5 technology
January 21, 2009 in Security
A FINANCIAL services company which operates across several African countries has turned to low-maintenance yet highly reliable Attix5 technology developed in South Africa, to safeguard its essential business information.
Blue Financial Services said the move would enable it to conduct its business in a manner that would enhance security of its information and clients.
The company operates in 12 African countries, including South Africa, Botswana, Zambia, Uganda, Tanzania, Malawi, Lesotho, Kenya, Namibia and Swaziland.
Michael Law, Attix 5 managing director, said the company works through channel partners which are able to provide the associated infrastructure along with the company’s software, to deliver automated, offsite backups around the world.
“Partners like Integr8IT bring proven expertise and capability to the Attix5 brand, allowing the solution to deliver value to customers everywhere,” he said.
“Initially we engaged with Blue Financial to protect its South African operations. However, the success of the backup technology was soon realized by the company which opted to extend the deployment to protect its operations on the continent,” said D8taVault Service manager, Timothy Archer.
With Blue Financial currently having 270 branches and with plans to open more, Archer said the solution, which Integr8IT is providing, has some interesting permutations.
“Given that data centre facilities are not readily available, we are implementing 22 servers in a bank’s server room hosting facility. Within this, we are dropping a storage platform which will in all probability be mirrored to a second site for added resilience,” he said–ITNewsAfrica.