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eHosting DataFort and Double-Take® Software to Highlight Disaster Recovery Planning

June 22, 2010 by  

Hosting ToolboxDUBAI, UAE – eHosting DataFort, the region’s leading Managed IT and Advisory services provider and a member of TECOM Investments, today announced it will partner with Double-Take® Software, a leading provider of data recovery solutions, to deliver a presentation on the risks businesses face in the absence of disaster recovery planning and how to mitigate them at IDC’s IT Managers Forum in Dubai.

To be held on 22 June 2010 at the Atlantis Hotel, Dubai, both eHosting DataFort and Double-Take will highlight the need to put in place disaster recovery planning should an organization want to protect its most valuable asset – business data-deemed critical to the survival of an organisation.


Titled: ‘Smart IT Buyer’, IDC’s IT Managers Forum will bring together experts in the sector to discuss and share ideas that address IT spending during tough economic times. According to a Gartner report, despite IT spending registering a 12.4 per cent increase in 2009, IT managers are still carefully examining pockets of opportunities through technology investments to better manage their budgets.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort, said: “Many businesses across the region have suffered  downtime and losses over the past few years due to  incidents that  caused major disruptions to their businesses. From natural disasters like fires, earthquakes and cyclones to deliberate malicious sabotage causing network and power failures, businesses have suffered major financial losses to the point of closure as a result of a lack of disaster recovery planning.

“Through our participation at the IT Managers Forum in Dubai in partnership with Double-Take Software, we aim to address the need for a more methodical approach to disaster recovery planning in the region. In the event of disruption, organisations across the region can be well-prepared and be assured that their businesses continue to operate without impacting the service quality and ultimately, the bottom line.”

eHosting DataFort conducted an industry survey in late 2009 that revealed almost 70 per cent of the region’s organisations have not put in place a robust Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity Management (BCM) programme, despite growing major disruptions and disasters caused to businesses in the region.

Wouter Vancoppenolle, Regional Sales Director, Middle East & Africa Double-Take Software, said: “Protecting data is critical to an organisation simply because of the challenges it faces in re-creating it. A business needs to be able to access its network and ensure critical data and applications are available at all times without any interruption“.

”The presentation will focus on creating and putting in place disaster recovery plans for organisations that want to ensure that their critical systems have backup with real-time replication and access to a disaster recovery site which is managed by a reliable IT service provider.”

The one-day IDC forum in Dubai will also look at the changing role of the IT manager to help rebuild and enable an ever-faster-moving enterprise through managing technology, Virtualization  services in uncertain times, building better business applications through Web 2.0 technology, and managed print services and data centres of the future.

eHosting DataFort offers customers a single solution to perform real-time data replication on both Windows and Linux platforms from a customer’s site to a hosted disaster recovery site. With a team dedicated to Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Management (BCM) supported by world-class Data Centres, resilient and scalable infrastructure, eHosting DataFort has established itself as a market leader in the field of managed IT and advisory services with a wide network of technology and channel partners within the GCC/MENA, Europe, North America and Asia-Pacific regions.

About eHosting DataFort
eHosting DataFort, a fully owned subsidiary of TECOM Investments and is a leading provider of Managed IT and Advisory services. The organization has obtained a number of notable projects to deliver world-class outsourcing services to major enterprises across GCC, MENA, US and Europe. eHosting DataFort’s proven track record for managing an enterprise’s IT infrastructure includes some of the largest organizations e.g. Dubai Financial Market, Arcelor Mittal (World’s largest Steel manufacturer), Emirates Airlines, Tejari, Arab Bank, , Dubai Municipality, Khaleej Times, Panasonic, Dubai e-government and du. For more information about eHosting DataFort visit www.ehdf.com.

About Double-Take® Software
Headquartered in Southborough, Massachusetts, Double-Take® Software (Nasdaq: DBTK) is a leading provider of affordable disaster recovery and business continuity solutions. Double-Take Software’s Workload Optimization products that are simple to use and enable IT managers to easily move, protect, recover and more flexibly run critical IT workloads in physical and virtual environments. With its unparalleled partner programs, technical support, and professional services, Double-Take Software is the solution of choice for more than 19,000 customers worldwide, from SMEs to the Fortune 500. Double-Take Software was named a winner of the Best of Tech-Ed 2009 awards program in the System Management and Operations category by Penton Media’s Windows IT Pro and SQL Server Magazine for its Double-Take® Move product. Information about Double-Take Software’s products and services can be found at www.doubletake.com.

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