(MENAFN Press) Dubai, United Arab Emirates - Monday, October 15th 2012
eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region's leading managed IT services provider and a member of TECOM Investments, today launched its public and private cloud services at GITEX Technology Week 2012. Among the first cloud service providers in the region, eHDF offers customers the advantage of hosting all data within the UAE.
The new services provide clients with the flexibility to buy private or public cloud platforms and leverage customized options for specific needs. In addition to facilitating shared resources and reduced investments on hardware, the services will allow companies to buy capacity-based options rather than making purchases based on set specifications - a key imperative for growing businesses as they move online and require rapid provisioning. eHDF's cloud services significantly lower downtime, even while efficiently managing peak loads.
Most businesses often cite security as a key inhibitor to the adoption of cloud computing. To address this concern, eHDF has ensured the maintenance of the highest security level through measures including network isolation, state-of-the-art firewall and Network Intrusion Prevention System (NIPS). Other services include anti-malware solutions, Password Auto Repository (PAR), and Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS).
The growth in cloud computing is validated by industry research. According to the IDC GCC Cloud Readiness Study 2011, 60 per cent of users / prospective users were planning to use the Public Cloud in the next 12-24 months and the same figure was 51% for Private Cloud.
Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort, said: "As more organisations realize that cloud can be secure, easily managed and a key part of business strategy, cloud will quickly emerge as an indispensable tool for innovation rather than just infrastructure. With enterprises moving from a server-centric to a service-centric approach, cloud solutions will make a bigger impact in the regional scenario. Additionally, we are seeing more and more organizations moving their most valuable information assets to the cloud.
"The fact that enterprises need to pay only for the computing resources they use while simultaneously benefiting from features such as rapid deployment and unlimited scalability makes the combination extremely attractive. eHDF intends to make the journey to the cloud as seamless as possible through providing our customers with a flexible, scalable solution that matches their specific needs."
One of the largest ICT exhibitions in the Middle East, GITEX Technology Week 2012 will run until 18 October at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
With world-class data centres, resilient and scalable infrastructure as well as round-the-clock managed operations, eHosting DataFort has established itself as a market leader in the field of hosting and managed IT services. eHosting DataFort has been recognized for its innovative use of new technology in 2009, Best Colocation Facility in 2010 & 2011 and was also awarded the region's 'Best Managed Service Provider of the Year' in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
For more information, please visit www.ehdf.com