Strengthening Disaster Recovery Services: A Collaboration Between KENET and AIC Kijabe Hospital

In today’s interconnected digital landscape, the resilience of crucial IT infrastructure stands as a cornerstone for organizations across various sectors. Particularly in vital institutions like hospitals, ensuring uninterrupted access to critical data is paramount for delivering seamless healthcare services, especially in emergencies. A testament to this commitment is the collaborative effort between KENET and AIC Kijabe Hospital in bolstering Disaster Recovery (DR) services.

At AIC Kijabe Hospital, the partnership with KENET ensures swift recovery of crucial healthcare data, ranging from emergency care to diagnostic services, thus ensuring business continuity even in the face of adversity. Timothy Makori, the IT manager at AIC Kijabe Hospital, underscores the institution’s reliance on real-time database synchronization across its four branches. Through KENET’s Disaster Recovery service, data from all branches seamlessly flows to the DR site, guaranteeing safe storage and quick recoverability of critical systems in case of a disaster. This synchronicity is especially vital in healthcare, where up-to-date patient records inform crucial decisions regarding diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up care.

Crucially, KENET’s robust infrastructure, including three operational data centers, forms the backbone of the Disaster Recovery solution. Leveraging community cloud infrastructure at esteemed institutions such as USIU University, University of Nairobi, and Catholic University (CUEA), KENET extends its DR services to members like AIC Kijabe Hospital, ensuring accessibility and reliability even in the most challenging scenarios.

The cost-effectiveness and flexibility of KENET’s DR services cater to the diverse needs of institutions, offering options such as Leased Off-site backup storage, Leased Virtual Private Server with storage, and Collocation of DR servers. Moreover, a dedicated communication link between DR sites ensures fast and seamless data transfer, further enhancing the efficiency of the recovery process.

As UbuntuNet Alliance strives to empower its member institutions with cutting-edge solutions, the collaboration between KENET and AIC Kijabe Hospital stands as a testament to the transformative potential of technology in bolstering disaster preparedness and ensuring uninterrupted service delivery.

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