United Electronics Co. - eXtra
Europe, Middle East, Africa |
eXtra is a pioneer in the consumer electronics retailing industry in Saudi Arabia, being one of the first to offer consumers a wide range of electronics and home appliances in ‘Big-Box’ speciality stores. Today that business has grown to comprise 15 stores serving an anticipated 8 million shoppers. This success has not been without its challenges though―especially when it comes to data protection. Again leveraging its pioneering, innovative spirit, eXtra has turned to Symantec Backup Exec™ to automate the backup and restore of its critical Exchange environment, together with protection for its Active Directory servers, file servers, and SharePoint servers. The solution provides the retail giant with comprehensive disk and tape backup and recovery support for its Windows-based environments. eXtra is able to manage its growing Backup Exec infrastructure across remote stores from a single console, prevent data loss on its servers, and ensure recovery point objectives are easily met, whether it’s for data on Exchange, Active Directory, file servers, or SharePoint.
Customers of eXtra enjoy a complete shopping experience for consumer electronics and home appliances. This Saudi Arabian retailer offers a wide range of branded products―from TV screens, audio, and computers, to mobile phones, cameras, and domestic appliances. The first store opened in 2003 with a range of 20,000 items and by the end of 2009, eXtra will have 15 throughout the Kingdom serving an anticipated 8 million shoppers. The retailer is a division of the country’s United Electronics Company.
- Servers: HP Proliant ML360
- Operating Systems: Microsoft Windows 2003 (servers), XP/Vista (clients)