Disaster Recovery Solutions at Banks Guarantee Protection of Critical Data
eHosting DataFort to Participate in World’s Premier Financial Technology Event for Emerging Markets
Dubai,United Arab Emirates - Thursday, April 26th 2012 [ME NewsWire]
Disaster recovery and business continuity plans cover not only physical facilities but also digital infrastructure. Today, the corporate workforce in financial institutions is spread across multiple locations with customers using various touchpoints for banking transactions. Therefore, banking systems need to be up and running 24/7. With the world becoming more and more connected, it is almost unimaginable that a bank would run without having an IT disaster recovery plan in place, according to Yasser Zeineldin, CEO at eHosting DataFort.
He added: “Banks have to protect their IT infrastructure from hardware and software failures, cybercrime and natural disasters. With the emergence of new age technologies such as online and mobile banking, the threats landscape has become more sophisticated. Therefore, disaster recovery and business continuity solutions have become even more crucial.”
Zeineldin’s comments come ahead of eHosting DataFort’s participation at MEFTEC, the world’s premier financial technology event for emerging markets that focuses on the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region. MEFTEC will take place on 25 - 26 April at the Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre.
The event brings together financial technology leaders and vendors as well as IT buyers and provides a platform to deliberate on areas related to regulatory changes, increasing deployment of new financial models and cloud computing in the financial sector.
At MEFTEC, eHosting DataFort will be showcasing their entire portfolio of disaster recovery services including disaster recovery sites, disaster recovery solutions and disaster recovery seats.
Several regional organisations, especially financial institutions are increasingly investing in disaster recovery capabilities to insure themselves against digital contingencies.
The above trend is also revealed in a recent Middle East Business Continuity Survey conducted by eHosting DataFort in conjunction with BCM consultancy ‘Continuity and Resilience.’ The survey shows that the region’s financial sector is more proactive when it comes to implementing disaster recovery and business continuity solutions than other sectors. A staggering 72 per cent of the respondents from the financial sector said they had high levels of IT-DR (disaster recovery) readiness, while only 33 per cent of the respondents outside the financial services sector felt they were prepared.
eHDF has recently seen extensive growth in the demand for Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity services. A number of new customers, both local and international, have made active investments in these services.
eHDF is providing a Disaster Recovery (DR) hosting site to Societe Generale serving all their regional branches and in case of any disaster, the users at these branches can connect remotely to the DR site which maintains a continuous backup of the data.
Dubai World Trade Centre, Dubai Airport Free Zone Authority and Atlantis the Palm are some of the other local organisations that have deployed DR solutions with eHDF.
With world-class data centres, resilient and scalable infrastructure and round-the-clock managed operations, eHosting DataFort has established itself as a market leader in the field of hosting and managed IT services. eHosting DataFort has been recognized for its innovative use of new technology in 2009, Best Colocation Facility in 2010 & 2011 and was also awarded the region’s ‘Best Managed Service Provider of the Year’ in 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011.
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