Jaleel Holdings emerges as the first wholesale business in the UAE to migrate to cloud platform

Story dated:Wednesday March 29th, 2017,04 29:am

The company has partnered with BIOS ME to build customised cloud solutions and achieve increased adaptability in a dynamic market environment

Jaleel Holdings, UAE-based leading investment company, announced its strategic partnership with niche Cloud Services provider, Business Integrated Operating Systems (BIOS) ME to manage the business-critical IT systems of the region’s trading major. This makes Jaleel Holdings the first wholesale player in the UAE to embrace cloud technology solutions in the sector.

BIOS will provide state-of- the-art computing power and easily scalable architecture to protect Jaleel Holdings' systems with advanced security solutions. BIOS, with its 24×7 security operations center (SOC) services, will ensure that Jaleel Holding’s systems are always protected and secured from the most advanced and sophisticated threats.

Headquartered in Dubai, Jaleel Holdings today is one of the leading players in the region’s wholesale sector with an extensive presence in the UAE and representing many leading FMCG brands from around the world. BIOS is the region’s only Cisco-powered cloud solutions provider and utilizes the latest of Cisco UCS blades with software defined networking of ACI with VMware and Netapp to deliver the most advanced cloud platform in the Middle East.

Commenting on the project, Mr. Sameer K. Mohamed, Managing Director of Jaleel Holdings, said, “We are proud to announce our partnership with BIOS to build customised cloud solutions for us. The cloud migration would be a crucial milestone in Jaleel Holding’s future roadmap to get closer to our  customers. This will benefit us with increased adaptability in a dynamic market environment to reduce costs and make predictable operational expenses. We take pioneering efforts to bridge the technology gap in the sector and adapt the latest technological solutions in to our operational model.”

“Today, our entire supply chain is linked together through different advanced technological solutions.

In 2008, Jaleel Holdings took the lead to implement Enterprise Application SAP. Through these years, we have re-invented ourselves by constantly challenging the technological status quo. This is to ensure all our locations are interconnected sharing the right data on stock, as well as tracking the movement of stocks thereby striving for efficiency in delivery and maximizing our employees’ productivity,” he added.

“We are relying on BIOS’s CLOUDHPT, which provides us complete availability of hosted applications with no upfront infrastructure capex. Infrastructure and application availability is critical to Jaleel Holdings’ business that runs a 24/7 operation and deal with a very large number of transactions per day. Every organization leverages cloud in at least one form. When your data is stored in a more secure way and assured access round the clock, by a local partner, gives you peace of mind,” Mr. Sameer further said.

Mr. Venu Gomathy, Head of IT at Jaleel Holdings, said, “By migrating to cloud, we can now focus on innovating ways to reach and work closely with our customers, onboard across multiple channels, to understand and help them – all in a more secure way. BIOS would be implementing Agile Cloud Computing stack with robust disaster recovery, ensuring uptime of Jaleel Holding’s mission-critical applications and secure them with sophisticated threat protection system.

“Cloud Acceptance and Adaptability is fast catching up in this region. Hybrid Cloud with a strong Orchestration layer across the board is the first step to start the cloud journey. Cloud has emerged to solve these challenges, offering companies a more agile infrastructure that enables them to address. ever-evolving regulatory requirements, while addressing sophisticated threats with specialized security expertise relentlessly tracking on the threat groups from around the world,” he added.

Jaleel Holdings’ consistent growth in business has brought in remarkable changes over the years.Quality, consistency and sustainability are the hallmarks of its value system that has been cascaded across the organization at all times. The company streamlined its operations to create a high level of efficiency that delivers a number brands and products in the quickest possible manner to its customers at the lowest cost, and ensures competitive prices and freshness of the products.

About Jaleel Holdings

Founded by Mr. MV Kunhumohamed, the Group’s humble journey begins from its first fruit wholesaling store in Dubai’s Deira market in 1972, which later emerged as a major player in the UAE’s general trading sector. The company was expanded into trading of various other products and into other businesses in the subsequent years. In 2008, these businesses were brought under the umbrella of Jaleel Holdings.

Headquartered in Dubai, Jaleel Holdings is now an AED 1.3 billion top line company with strong presence in trading and distribution of fast moving consumer goods (FMCG). Jaleel Holdings owns Jaleel Cash & Carry (the largest FMCG wholesaler in the UAE), Jaleel Distribution and J Mart supermarkets. Jaleel Holdings has also interests in the education and industrial solutions sectors. Jaleel Distribution is a significant component of Jaleel Holdings, offering a high degree of personalized service to the region’s most prestigious customers including leading hypermarkets, supermarkets, groceries,convenience stores, hotels, restaurants and other institutions.

Jaleel Cash & Carry has revolutionized the FMCG wholesale market in the region. Jaleel Holdings introduced the popular cash-and- carry concept of the European and US markets in the Gulf countries with due consideration to the unique characteristics and requirements of the region. Jaleel Cash & Carry stocks products in the categories like foodstuff, non-food, cosmetics, home appliances and other FMCG items. For more information, please log onto www.jaleelholdings.com