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Cirrus Provides EDZ with a Cloud Backup Solution

April 28, 2017 - Beirut, Lebanon

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Cirrus, part of ITG (holding), signed a deal with Electricité de Zahlé (EDZ) to implement and manage the “Backup as a Service” solution in order to protect their data and save it in a different geographic location.


Cirrus’ backup as a service guarantees that the client’s data is secured and encrypted from beginning to end. It ensures reliable and fast recovery of information, as well as improving customer relationship and financial situation.


Cirrus assessed the existing environment, performed the necessary upgrades and set a proper backup and recovery solution, which allowed EDZ to self-manage their backup operation while having two copies of their backed up data, one copy on premises and one at a distant geographic location.


The pricing was based on a subscription model reducing the total cost of ownership. Cirrus’ solution was also able to dramatically minimize backup time by storing extra compressed data on a local appliance.

All the above is feasible while consuming significantly less network bandwidth and even condensing the amount of data sent off-site. In addition, a continuous consistency check is being performed in order to guarantee the successful restore of the client’s off-site data.


Utilizing Cirrus’ solution unleashes the power and flexibility of “Backup as a Service” in an unprecedented way, taking the data protection of EDZ to the next level. It gives full protection for any workload virtually, regardless of its location, and it’s all controlled from an easy-to-use single console. These unique capabilities give reliable backup and recovery performance and scalability, yielding the predictability, agility and efficiencies EDZ’s business requires without affecting the security level. The improved response times in the backup environment have resulted in a superior customer satisfaction level.  


The deal was signed in April 2017 and the service is now fully operational.


About EDZ


Founded in the beginnings of the 1920s, Electricité de Zahlé (EDZ) is a private energy utility headquartered in Zahle, Beqaa – the administrative seat of the Beqaa region and the home of various touristic, cultural, and active commercial centers.


EDZ generates and distributes electricity over medium and low voltage networks in the city of Zahle and the surrounding regions in an area of around 250 km.


EDZ serves Residential, Commercial, Industrial, Agriculture and Street Lighting customers in its designated area. This service area stretches from Kaa El Rim in the north to El Rawda in the south, and from Taalabaya in the west to Ali El Nahri in the east.

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About Cirrus


Cirrus, part of ITG (holding), offers a comprehensive enterprise-class cloud computing and managed services portfolio, catering for different service models (Infrastructure, Platform and Software), and deployment scenarios (Private, Public or Hybrid Cloud).

From robust cloud computing solutions to complete managed services and colocation options, your network infrastructure, applications, systems and data are maintained in highly secure data centers. Their data center experts custom-design the best solution to ensure optimum data, voice, network and cloud performance.

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Information Technology Group (ITG) is a Lebanese holding company. We combine an array of autonomous affiliates dedicated to providing a large portfolio of solutions and services in the MENA region, in the areas of hardware, system software, and application software, in addition to building automation and office solutions.

Strong with our proven track-record and solid partnerships with leaders in the ICT industry, we can offer the full spectrum of solutions to most businesses, ranging from office furniture to the full-fledged data center, in addition to Cloud-based services.

ITG derives additional strength and reach thanks to its affiliation with the HOLCOM group of companies which has a 50 year history in diligently serving clients in the EMEA region with its 5,700 professionals.

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