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 (eHDF).
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 the trend is backed by new developments created by the economic downturn that have directly impacted IT budgets and led to the 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 Centre Roadshow, organised by the global research and advisory firm International Data Corporation (IDC).
To be held on 2nd May 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 realise 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 Centre 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 virtualisation 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.
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