eHosting DataFort enhances Data Centre Infrastructure

eHosting DataFort (eHDF) has announced that it invested over AED 20 million in its T3 Data Centre upgrades over the last 12 months in order to tackle the future demand for Data Centre usage in the Middle East which is witnessing strong growth. The investments will also enhance and widen the portfolio of services offered.  

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort

“Our upgrades were systematically planned, procured, installed and tested in alignment with the existing design and needs of our future business. We are confident that our investments will facilitate business transformation and are especially designed to meet the growing demands of our customers,” said Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort.

The range of upgrades include the deployment of Cisco Application-Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and laying of overhead cable trays for data cables in two layers – one for copper and another for the fibre optic cable was carried out. To supplement the existing backup power, higher and more effective battery replacements were made with additional run-out testing.

eHDF upgraded its access control system and CCTV system with IP encoding of all cameras and email alerts in case of faults with a 1-year video back up for governance and compliance purposes. eHDF also replaced physical logbooks with an electronic visitor management system with dual factor authentication.

“We are seeing an increased demand from our customers for enterprise-grade Data Centre facilities as they prepare for digital transformation and evolving data needs of a hyper connected world. As an industry leader, eHDF continues to invest and provide best in technology and infrastructure,” added Zeineldin.

The Data Centre facility follows international standards that support the company’s ongoing philosophy to follow the highest levels of service standards. Working towards the company’s goals of becoming more environment friendly, investments were also made in a non-hazardous & non-toxic nitrogen based fire suppression technology for the new facility.