Yasser Zeineldin CEO eHosting DataFort
eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the UAE’s leading provider of managed IT services, has been appointed by IT security company Paramount to provide a ‘cloud safe’ solution for its growing list of customers.
Providing high-end servers, with a storage capacity in excess of 12 terabytes (TB), eHDF will complement the data backup needs of Paramount’s existing clientele, as well as invite potential customers to invest in backup and recovery from the cloud.
Paramount is one of the fastest growing SMEs in the UAE, helping businesses to monitor and mitigate risks in IT infrastructure. The company has offices across the GCC including Qatar, Oman and Kuwait, with an office in Saudi Arabia set for completion this year. The move to deploy eHDF’s services will allow Paramount to offer its clients cloud-based disk storage for data back-up, which is more efficient than the traditional method of using tapes.
eHDF was awarded the business after a meticulous selection process where factors such as location, flexibility, reliability, security, scalability and price/performance were considered.
Commenting on the win, Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort, said: “SMEs in the UAE and the Gulf region are huge contributors to the regional economy. They are becoming significantly more sophisticated in their business strategy and are investing in the latest technologically advanced systems and processes. Our hosting platform offers a unique ‘cloud safe’ solution to companies that seek to build and expand on their existing business.”
The software solution was designed by Paramount engineers with its implementation being successfully completed at the eHDF data centre in just 20 days.
Ramani RV, Head of Service Delivery at Paramount, said: “The new hosting platform will help us enhance our services to clients and allow us to offer them backup disk storage in the cloud. We chose eHosting DataFort for their capability and strong presence in the UAE market. This is a new service that will enable us to provide our new and existing clients with added value and facilitate our expansion plans to markets such as Saudi Arabia.
“Statistics show that 70 per cent of American companies use disks for back-up storage and in the UAE the same percentage of companies use tape. The shift to cloud storage is much needed here, offering not only environment benefits but also a more effective storage method.”
eHosting DataFort has established itself as a market leader in the field of hosting and managed IT services with its multiple state-of-the-art Tier 3 data centres, resilient and scalable infrastructure and round-the-clock managed operations. The company has also been recognised as a ‘Best Managed Service Provider of the Year’ for four years consecutively, as well as ‘Best Colocation Facility’ in 2010 and 2011.