Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort
eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading managed IT and advisory services provider and a member of TECOM Investments, has been honoured in three different categories at the annual Data Centre Strategies Middle East Awards 2011.
eHDFwas named ‘Best New Data Centre’ and ‘Best Colocation Provider’ while Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort, was awarded ‘CEO of the Year’ for his work in guiding the company to become themarket leaderin providing high quality hosting and managed services to a worldwide customer base.
Under Zeineldin’s leadership, eHDFhas doubled its customer base, delivered customized solutions that cater to diverse customer needs andgained the highest levels of global certifications including BS-25999, ISO20000 and ISO 27001. Such certifications ensure business continuity, as well as assure quality and security of the services rendered to customers. Notably, these achievements drove a record financial performance and operational efficiency in-line with global benchmarks.
Organised annually by the Broad Group,as part of the Data Centre Strategies Middle East conference, the awards were presented to eHDF at a ceremony held in Dubai.
The award for the ‘Best New Data Centre’ comes on the back of eHDF’s announcement of its new data centrefacilityat the International Media Production Zone (IMPZ) in Dubai. The soon to be inaugurated hybrid Tier-2and Tier-3state-of-the-art data centre has been built using the latest and most innovative technologies, including a self-regulated cooling system. The new facility willallow full redundancy, high density computing and disaster recovery and business continuity seats.
eHDF was also awarded the‘Best Colocation Provider’ foritsdecade long history of serving the diverse and customisedneeds of clients.
Zeineldin said: “eHDF has continuous investedin upgrading our infrastructure and service portfolio in order to providebest-in-class hosting and managed services to clients. We have come a long way since our inception in 2001 and it is indeed gratifying to have our customer focus and service quality recognised by such a prestigiousindustry forum.”.
eHDF’s success at theData Centre Strategies Middle East Awards 2011 complements previoushonours it has received at key regional platforms. eHDFwas awarded the ‘IT Service Provider of the Year’ at Arab Technology Awards (2008 – 2011), ‘Best Managed Services Provider of the Year’ at the annual Network Middle East Innovation Awards in 2011, ‘Best Colocation Facility Middle East’at the Data Centre Strategies Middle East 2010, ‘Best Managed Service Provider of the Year’ at the Network World Middle East Awards 2010, ‘Best Managed Service Provider of the Year’ at Computer News Middle East Awards2010and ‘Best Innovative Use of New Technology’ at the Network Middle East Awards 2009.
With world-class data centres, resilient and scalable infrastructure and round-the-clock managed operations, eHosting DataFort has established itself as a market leader in the field of hosting and managed IT services.