Saturday, 30 April 2011

Number of Regional Enterprises Realise Value Delivered by Cloud

Managed IT Services Provider to Participate in IDC Cloud Computing and Data Centre Roadshow 2011
Enterprises in the region have realised the value of Cloud Computing technologies in the data centre as a result of their increased focus on business productivity, cost cutting and driving efficiencies with their existing infrastructure, according to Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort.

He added that this trend is backed by new developments created by the economic downturn that have directly impacted IT budgets and have led to consolidation of IT infrastructure. Organisations have also had to deal with a rapidly growing mobile workforce that has critically augmented the importance of cloud computing technologies and solutions.

Zeineldin’s comments coincide with eHosting DataFort’s partnership with IDC Cloud Computing and Data Center Roadshow, organised by the global research and advisory firm International Data Corporation (IDC).

To be held on 2 May 2011 at the Grand Habtoor in Dubai, this year’s roadshow will share latest perspectives on new ‘cloud-enabled’ IT models that leverage software-as-a-service (SaaS), ‘mash-up’ application models, next generation on-premise systems, and large global solution marketplaces for ‘democratising’ IT access.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort, said: “Customers are increasingly beginning to realize the benefits of cloud computing and want to upgrade their current IT infrastructure to be able to derive benefits such as on-demand scalability, reduced hardware infrastructure costs and simplified management of the IT infrastructure and all this on a subscription based “pay as you go model”. Towards this objective, enterprises are looking at adopting new-age technologies that provide long-term value and reduce the complexity of their current IT environments.”

The half-day IDC Cloud Computing and Data Center Roadshow will highlight end-user case studies and presentations from industry-leading experts, supported by IDC’s research and analysis of cloud, data centre and virtualization trends in the Middle East. It will also provide an ideal industry platform to engage and map out areas of concern, as well as explore ways to increase efficiency, reduce costs, innovate, and enhance business competitiveness.

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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