Welcome to the eHDF newsletter

12th Edition

CEO Message
2015 marked a number of milestone achievements for eHDF, setting us firmly on the path to achieving our long-term goals. We witnessed a significant increase in our customer base and deployed several crucial customer projects which had a great positive impact on their IT operations and cost optimization.
Continuing our focus on innovation, the introduction of our comprehensive disaster recovery solutions at GITEX Technology Week 2015 was extremely well received. We also strengthened our products portfolio of Cloud hosting and infrastructure services, reiterating our position as a leader in this segment.
Very recently, eHDF became the first company in the region to obtain the Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification. We also achieved the acclaimed ISO 22301 certification for Business Continuity Management and migrated to the latest version of the ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management. These certifications are eHDF’s proactive response to providing our customers with a more agile, secure and always available infrastructure. Advanced DDoS protection service was also introduced in 2015 and opted in by a number of customers.
Our continued efforts to innovate and build on our portfolio is one of the main reasons why eHDF was bestowed the ‘Managed Services Provider of the Year’ award at the Arabian Computer News (ACN) Arab Technology Awards 2015.
Going forward, we have big plans for 2016. Investments in upgrading our data centre, initiation of an overall technology refresh and upgrading our OSS tools are high on our priority list. Additionally, we also plan to launch a new platform for our Public Cloud portal and introduce a range of Comprehensive Security services.
Finally, as we look forward to an even brighter and more exciting year ahead, I would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support in 2015 and wish you a very successful 2016.

Yasser Zeineldin

eHDF awarded ‘Managed Services Provider of the Year’ at the ACN Arab Technology Awards 2015 for the 3rd time in a row

Recognizing our quality services, technical expertise and internationally-compliant data centre practices, eHDF was awarded ‘Managed Services Provider of the Year' at the ACN Arab Technology Awards 2015 which was held on October 19th 2015.

The award recognizes individuals, end users and vendor organizations for their achievements across the year and all nominees were judged by a panel of industry experts on specific measurable results in innovation and accomplishments.

eHDF has earned industry awards for its managed services, hosted private cloud and data centre offerings for the last 8 years in a row.

eHDF becomes 1st company in the ME to achieve the CSA STAR Certification
After rigorous audit process conducted by British Standards Institution (BSI) to measure the company’s security capability levels, eHDF was awarded the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (CSA STAR) certification, with a Gold rating, which is the highest rating that can be awarded to any cloud services provider.
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Twin milestones achieved with ISO 22301 and ISO 27001 certifications
eHDF achieved the acclaimed ISO 22301 certification for Business Continuity Management and has migrated to the latest version of the ISO 27001 certification for Information Security Management. These ISO certifications reinforce the fact that eHDF is operating in strict accordance with the highest international standards of information security and business continuity, and is following industry best practices for their business.

eHDF is already certified to ISO 9001 (Quality Management System) and ISO 20000 (IT Service Management) for the last six years.
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Simplifying your journey to the Cloud

Much has been written about the benefits of moving your data to the cloud, and IT decision makes around the world are embracing the cloud in growing numbers. Yet the move also presents challenges. In fact, a poor migration strategy can be responsible for costly time delays, data loss and other roadblocks on your way to successfully modernizing your IT infrastructure. To simplify your journey to the cloud, we share best practices...

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Top ways to disaster-proof your critical business data

Having a contingency plan is a critical part of being a responsible business, whether you're one of the top tech businesses in the world or one of the thousands and thousands of SMBs that make up the backbone of the economy. We discuss 10 quick steps to ensure that your data is disaster-ready....

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Events - GITEX
eHDF showcased its Managed Hosting, Cloud and Disaster Recovery services at GITEX Technology Week, which was held at the Dubai World Trade Centre from October 18 – 22, 2015. We also highlighted the enhancements made to these services which included enhancements in data centre upgrades, technology refresh and new network, security and storage technologies that augment and support these services.
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eHDF signs MoU with India based IL&FS Securities Services Ltd
During the latter half of 2015, eHDF announced its partnership with IL&FS Securities Services Ltd (ISSL), one of India's leading Securities Services firms, to provide innovative Managed Services covering IT infrastructure, Remote Disaster Recovery and back office operations support for financial brokerage firms operating within UAE’s financial exchanges.
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About eHDF
Established in 2001, eHDF is a part of the MIDIS Group and amongst the 1st providers of Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure Services in the Gulf region. It owns and operates multiple Tier 3 data centers, delivering managed services through reliable infrastructure, 24/7 support and guaranteed uptime, and is the only services provider in the ME to offer credit based Service Level Agreements.

eHDF was the pioneer in the region to introduce hosted managed private cloud solutions and were the 1st in the UAE to launch public cloud services which can be bought from an online storefront. Very recently, eHDF obtained Cloud Security Alliance (CSA) STAR Certification, becoming the 1st company in the region to achieve this. It also achieved the acclaimed ISO 22301 certification for Business Continuity this year and was amongst the 1st companies to achieve ISO 9001 / 20000/ 27001.

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