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Thursday, 7 August 2014 ehdf

eHDF and VMware Underline Hosted Private Cloud Benefits

eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services provider and a member of TECOM Investments, along with VMware and Aptec Holding hosted a conference titled ‘Simplifying your Journey to the Private Cloud’ focusing on the benefits of hosted private cloud for enterprises.

eHDF provided an overview of the strategic, financial and operational benefits of its hosted private cloud infrastructure services for enterprises.

The conference highlighted the growing popularity of the cloud, available technology, and the unparalleled innovation of the technology that is now attracting leading IT decision makers. The discussions highlighted how imperative it is for companies to maximize the potential of cloud services to save costs as well as solve critical IT challenges such as scalable, on demand and pay-as-you-go cloud infrastructure services.

To understand the uptake of managed private cloud, eHDF conducted a survey with attendees, which indicated that 59 percent of the respondents plan to invest in hosted private cloud in 2014. Other findings showed 48 percent were considering fully managed hosting services for their data.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHosting DataFort said, “Cost reduction, operational efficiency and business flexibility are the key reasons that have led to an increased demand for cloud services. With managed private cloud, organizations have the necessary security and control over their critical data and daily business operations. At eHDF, we have seen a number of organizations benefiting from the hosted private cloud model which provides a technology-enabled system that optimizes computing resources rather than investing in and maintaining on-premise hardware and software.”

According to a Gartner study, the MENA region will spend US$3.8 billion on cloud services from 2013 to 2017. In response to this growing need, eHDF’s hosted private cloud offerings allow an organization to provision virtual machines from a pool of resources based on their needs. Each customer is allocated a Virtual Data Center (vDC) which remains isolated, firewalled and secure to support processing, storage, transfer and memory capacities. eHDF’s offering includes reliable security features such as anti-malware, Password Auto Repository (PAR), and Host Intrusion Prevention System (HIPS).

Utilizing the leading virtualization and cloud infrastructure software from VMware, eHDF helps organizations streamline their IT operations while enjoying the security, stability and high-level of efficiency that is offered by the managed private cloud.

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