Etisalat partners with Pacific Controls to provide Cloud services for enterprises
- United Arab Emirates: Saturday, October 20 - 2012 at 13:50
- PRESS RELEASE
Etisalat and Pacific Controls have announced the launch of cloud services for enterprises at the GITEX Technology Week 2012. The Pacific Controls Cloud Services - Etisalat Cloud Services will deliver Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Cloud platform to enterprises across the GCC region in the first phase of its offerings.
The PCCS-Etisalat Cloud services are hosted at their Uptime Institute-verified Tier III Data Center located in Dubai Technopark. The facility is the largest data center campus of its kind in the Middle East.
The PCCS-Etisalat Cloud Services are available with customized plans to suit the various business needs, from an SME to a large-sized enterprise. The services help organizations eliminate the requirement to manage complex IT Infrastructure and lets them focus on their core business.
Mr. Dilip Rahulan, Executive Chairman, Pacific Controls, said: "We are pleased to partner with Etisalat to form a first of its kind alliance in the region between a telecommunications provider and managed services and converged engineering solutions expert. The core objective of our partnership is to provide high quality, innovative cloud-based IT infrastructure services to enterprises in the region. Our Cloud offerings will allow businesses to access a diverse array of applications and extend customers IT capabilities with no capital cost, with significant enhancements to their flexibility and speed."
Etisalat has created high speed, redundant backbone network with abundance of bandwidth which plays significant role to reach cloud to each and every individual and organizations at a fraction of cost when compared with traditional ICT setup in standalone enterprises.
The PCCS-Etisalat Cloud Services is positioned to meet the IT requirements of multiple verticals including government departments, banking and finance, education, energy and oil, wholesale and retail, airline, logistics and real estate.
The PCCS-Etisalat Cloud services are available in the form of public, private and hybrid Cloud, based on the requirements and preference of business. The public Cloud offers a secure, affordable multi-tenant environment while the private Cloud is hosted on dedicated infrastructure with high levels of security and control. The hybrid Cloud is an augmentation of an on-premise Date Centre with the resources of public cloud to maintain service levels.
Advantages of PCCS-Etisalat Cloud Services
• Up to 50% less operational expense
• Up to 90% less time to market
• NO CAPEX investment, easy monthly pay as you go model
• Dynamically scalable
• Anywhere, Anytime access
• 24/7 support
• Managed Services
PCCS-Etisalat Cloud Services offers managed services to customers who host their servers on its Cloud infrastructure as add-on offerings. The objective of managed services is to offer customers extra value by managing their IT infrastructure on the Cloud, thereby eliminating the need of investing in IT support internally
Managed services are designed to ensure maximum uptime for hosted IT services of the customer and are backed up by 24x7x365 monitoring and remediation services which ensure that applications or servers have minimum downtime.
Salient features of offered Managed Services are:
• Customized plans to suit every budget
• Eliminates headache of managing complex IT infrastructure
• High quality, reliable services for maximum uptime
• Eliminates the hassle of hiring and retaining IT/domain expertise
• Lower cost of managing IT infrastructure
• Move from reactive IT management to process based proactive model
• Scheduled security, patch & backup management reduces the risk of data loss
• Detailed monthly reporting on all IT task performed
• Monthly pay as you go model with scalability based on business requirement
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