Etisalat upgrades hosting portfolio
Etisalat, the UAE’s leading telecom provider, has upgraded its hosting services as part of its commitment towards offering better value to customers.
Etisalat is the leading provider of web hosting, co-location and cloud services in the region via its digital services arm. The telecom major currently offers 16,000 sq metres of floor space, with plans to increase capacity by 5000 m2 to accommodate the growing needs of its customers.
As a trusted hosting partner, Etisalat has been awarded several quality and process certifications. These include: ISAE 3402 Type II (formerly SAS 70 type II) for operating control effectiveness at service organizations, ISO 27001:2005 for information security management systems, ISO 22301 for conformance with International Business Continuity standards and ISO 14001 for compliance with standards for environmental management systems.
Etisalat currently operates two certified ‘Tier III’ data centres with five more planned to undergo ‘Tier III’ certification later this year. The Uptime Institute’s Tier Classification System provides a consistent method to compare facilities based on expected site infrastructure performance, or uptime.
Etisalat is launching new colocation packages inclusive of space, power, internet bandwidth and onsite storage in all its locations across the UAE. The new packages have been specifically tailored and priced to the needs of customers and will soon offer online monitoring and self service capabilities at no extra charge.
Commenting on the announcement, Abdullah Hashim, Senior Vice President Digital Services, Etisalat UAE said, “Businesses today operate on a 24/7 basis and expect their partners to follow suit. By enhancing our data centre services, we are reinforcing our commitment to operating facilities that meet rigourous standards and compliance needs of businesses. We are confident that our rich portfolio, which includes competitively priced web hosting, co-location and cloud services coupled with our certifications and unprecedented international connectivity via Smart Hub transit, will meet the demands of discerning businesses.”
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