eCompany opens third data centre

DUBAI — eCompany, Etisalat's one-stop e-powerhouse business unit that provides Internet services and total ICT Solutions, yesterday announced the opening of its third data centre in Dubai in addition to the two existing ones in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.

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Published: Mon 15 May 2006, 10:56 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 3:45 PM

This will allow eCompany to expand the available infrastructure and space for a growing clientele of multinational and domestic customers looking for world class hosting and managed services .

With the increased demand for Hosting, Business Continuity and Managed Services, Etisalat has seen a 200 per cent growth in business over the last two years from its data centres.

The eHosting customer base of Etisalat is a diverse one and caters to multinationals, government bodies as well as local companies in various key sectors like insurance, retail, manufacturing, airlines, banks and financial institutions.

"The increased demand for data centre services reflects the growing trend of organisations across the Middle East looking to outsource their basic hosting infrastructure to a service provider," said Abdulla Hashim, Assistant General Manager, eCompany. "In a competitive environment, companies are refocusing their priorities on their areas of competence. Outsourcing hosting and Business Continuity services is one way to maintain cost efficiencies while ensuring that critical data is properly managed and stored."

"This also mirrors the rapid growth and expansion of companies across sectors in the UAE which has been boosted by the strong growth in the UAE economy. Etisalat has been following this trend closely over the last few years and we felt the time was right for us to invest in such a world class facility."

"We are very happy with the quality of service offered by eCompany in their Data Centre," said Farshad Noshadi ,CEO & Founder, which is the largest eAuction site in Iran.

"eCompany is a world class company, providing a great professional service."

The new facility provides all the advantages of a world class hosting facility with advantages like high-speed Internet links, VPN Connectivity, multiple layers of network security, multi-layered physical security backed by biometric palm scans and surveillance, redundant power systems with back-up generators and UPSs and advanced HVAC systems provide optimal operating conditions. The facility is also designed to cater for disaster recovery requirements with redundancy being built in at all levels — equipment, network, electricity, connectivity and location.

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