eHostingDataFort underlines critical role of disaster recovery in financial sector

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Published May 29th, 2011 - 06:49 GMT

Disaster recovery and business continuity solutions play a critical role in the financial sector with risk management, data security and compliance becoming top priorities for CIOs today, according to Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort.

Challenging economic times and the recent occurrences of natural disasters are compelling organisations to invest in business continuity solutions that protect vital customer and business data to ensure the undisrupted functioning of critical business applications.

Zeineldin’s comments coincide with eHosting DataFort’s participation at the Middle East Financial TechnologyExhibition and Conference (MEFTEC), the world’s premier financial technology event for emerging markets focusing on the Middle East, Africa and the South Asia (MEASA) region.

To be held from 30 - 31 Mayat the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center (ADNEC), the event will bring together financial technology leaders from across the MEASAregion to share experiences, identify best practices and meet specialist IT vendors and service providers in a highly focused exhibition.

Yasser Zeineldin added: “We are seeing a huge demand for comprehensive business continuity solutions from the banking and financial sector. Organisations have realised theimportance of the ability to continue operations with little or no downtime in the case of a disaster. By working with a service provider, they can be assured of a secure and reliable DR hosting environment. This is especially important for confidential and sensitive banking data and applications.

“At MEFTEC, eHosting DataFort will be showcasingour entire portfolio of disaster recovery and business continuity services including disaster recovery sites, disaster recovery solutions, disaster recovery seats and BCM consulting.”

MEFTECwill focus on banking and financial software, as well as banking hardware, enterprise application software, IT infrastructure and IT services. The event will also see participation from leading vendors such as Oracle, Infosys, IBM, SAP and Microsoft.

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. eHosting DataFort has been recognized for its innovative use of new technology in 2010, Best Colocation Facility in 2010 and was also awarded the region’s ‘Best Managed Service Provider of the Year’ in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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eHosting DataFort

Established in 2001, eHosting DataFort (eHDF) is amongst the 1st Hosting Providers of Cloud Infrastructure, Managed Hosting and Security Services in the Gulf region. We own and operate multiple T3 Data Centres, delivering Managed and Dedicated Web Hosting Services, through reliable infrastructure, 24/7 support and guaranteed uptime. We are the only services provider in the Middle East to offer credit based Service Level Agreements.

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