eHosting DataFort Awarded ‘Managed Services Provider of the Year’ At Seventh Annual ICT Achievement Awards 2016

The eHosting DataFort team with the ICT Achievement award

Fourth consecutive awards in 2016 reaffirms eHDF’s top position in the Managed Services and Cloud Hosting segment in the UAE

The eHosting DataFort team with the ICT Achievement award
The eHosting DataFort team with the ICT Achievement award

Dubai, UAE: eHosting DataFort (eHDF), the region’s leading Managed Hosting and Cloud Infrastructure services provider, was recently awarded the ‘Managed Services Provider of the year’ by Computer News Middle East magazine at its seventh annual ICT Achievement Awards 2016 held at the Conrad Hotel in Dubai. The company was recognised for its delivery of the highest level of IT services and outstanding customer satisfaction at the region’s premier awards event, which celebrated leadership and excellence in the ICT industry.

Speaking on their award, Yasser Zeineldin, CEO of eHDF said, “We are honoured to be recognised by Computer News Middle East as the Managed Services Provider of the year. We thank the esteemed judges and the editors of CPI Publishing Group for selecting eHDF for this accolade. Such recognitions encourage us to raise the bar for ourselves and the industry and work to deliver more innovative and leading edge solutions to our customers.”

“eHDF constantly innovates and invests in technologies and infrastructure to keep ahead of competition. In the past 12 months, we have invested heavily on Data Centre upgrades to strengthen and widen the portfolio of our services and address  a larger customer base across business verticals. We have always strived to be innovative and provide true value to our customers. In 2016, we invested in new technology and launched a Cyber Defense Centre to offer a portfolio of Managed Security Services including  Real Time Threat Monitoring and response.

We also have an aggressive investment plan for 2017. We are committed to helping enterprises and SMEs in the region transform their IT infrastructure into competitive assets and focus on their core business, “Zeineldin added.

A blend of the top vendors and end-users were commended for their efforts in creating value using technology through innovation at the seventh annual ICT Achievement Awards 2016. The winners were selected after a rigorous review process by a panel of judges comprising of CIOs, academics and consultants.

eHDF has received accolades for its Managed Services, Cloud Computing and Data Centre offerings for the last nine years in a row, and continues its efforts to focus on customer needs, enhanced service offerings and innovation.

With world-class data centres, resilient and scalable infrastructure and round-the-clock managed operations, eHDF has established itself as a market leader in the field of Cloud, Hosting and Managed IT services. The company has a team of domain and technical experts who are highly knowledgeable, committed, experienced and completely focused on keeping customer critical applications and infrastructure working optimally without any downtime.  

eHDF is also the first company in the Middle East to achieve the Cloud Security Alliance’s Security, Trust & Assurance Registry (CSA STAR) certification which audits the security capability levels of a company. Achieving the Gold rating is the highest rating that can be awarded to any Cloud services provider and the accolade has positive implications on eHDF’s Managed Services portfolio. eHDF is also certified to ISO 9001/ 20000/ 22301/ 27001 for the last seven years.

The ICT Achievement Award complements eHDF’s recent wins in the same category at the GEC Awards 2016 and the Intelligent CIO Technology Excellence Awards 2016. The company also won the ‘SMB Managed Services implementation of the year’ award at Channel Middle East’s inaugural SMB Innovation Awards 2016 held in August this year. 

About eHosting DataFort:

Established in 2001, eHosting DataFort (eHDF) is 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.