Intelligent Data Centres Issue 3 - Page 45

FEATURE OUR DATA CENTRES ARE THE BACKBONE OF OUR COLOCATION, CLOUD AND MANAGED HOSTING SERVICES AND HAVE BEEN SUCCESSFULLY DRIVING MANY ENTERPRISE BUSINESSES IN THE REGION. Some of the key features of our CDC include enhanced threat intelligence, custom business and technical use case development, industry vertical intelligence, regional and global threat awareness, guaranteed SLAs and 24/7 monitoring and support. eHDF was the first managed services provider in the region to: • • Offer managed hosting and cloud infrastructure services • • Offer credit-based SLAs • • Achieve Cloud Security Alliance certification (CSA STAR) • • To become PCI compliant • • To achieve CREST certification for its Security Operations Centre • • Be certified on ISO 9001/ 20000/ 22301/ 27001 • • Launch hosted private cloud • • Launch public cloud What type of services do you offer at your centre/centres? How many data centres do you have in the UAE; and do you have plans to open more in the coming years? eHosting DataFort (eHDF) owns and operates multiple Tier 3 data centres in the UAE. Our data centres are some of the most technologically advanced Tier 3 data centres in the region. Last year, we invested more than AED 20 million on infrastructure upgrades on our Tier 3 data centres in Dubai Internet City. The upgrades were intended to ensure that while eHDF is the most experienced and mature data centre operator in the region with an unparalleled track record of uptime and availability, its infrastructure is constantly modernised to take advantage of technology developments. To combat security challenges, we launched our Cyber Defense Centre (CDC)/ Security Operations Centre (SOC) in the UAE in 2017, which offers customers a portfolio of Managed Security Services along with Remote Managed SIEM Services. These services can be delivered either within our own data centres, on premise at the customer’s site or in the cloud. Our data centres are the backbone of our colocation, cloud and managed hosting services and have been successfully driving many enterprise businesses in the region. Our data centres are governed by strict policies and certifications ensuring compliance for our clients’ hosted infrastructure. Our data centres provide a secure, highly available environment for our clients’ IT infrastructure and mission critical data and business applications, which results in minimal downtime, reduced overall operating costs and faster time to market. Our services range from co-location to managed hosting, cloud services including both hosted private cloud and public cloud, disaster recovery and business continuity and security services to name some. Can you give us an idea on the importance of Digital Transformation and how it benefits companies? In addition, how are companies in the UAE approaching Digital Transformation? The UAE definitely leads in the GCC region in digital adoption, with Dubai leading Issue 03 45