Dimension Data helped EIIC implement a state-of-the-art ’high availability’ mobile data center solution, which will help the investment company improve operational efficiency, reduce the risks associated with IT disruption and minimise costs and complexity. EIIC also signed a three year contract with Dimension Data for onsite support and maintenance for the new data center equipment.
“EIIC was in the process of rolling out an ERP solution, upgrading a number of IT systems and hardware, and implementing a disaster recovery strategy,” explains Mr. Nader Atout, Sales Director – Gulf Region at Dimension Data. “In order to accommodate these upgrades, EIIC knew that it had to upgrade its data center environment as well as build a solid ’high availability’ system in a remote location. After conducting a workshop to determine the specifications and requirements for the new data center, EIIC realised that it would not be able perform the upgrade due to the limited amount of space and power available in its new office environment.”
Dimension Data presented EIIC with the features of its cutting-edge mobile data center solution. EIIC, after a thorough evaluation and market research, adopted the proposed solution and contracted Dimension Data for the supply of 2 mobile data centers for their remote site.
“EIIC studied solutions offered by different vendors and found our solution was clearly the most suited for their requirements. Not only were we able to meet EIIC’s tight deadline but we were also able to offer them the most cost-effective solution available in the market today in that categoy,” adds Rami Al Naghi, Regional Sales Manager- Abu Dhabi at Dimension Data.
“Dimension Data welcomed our input and assured us that they understood our requirements. The deployment of the mobile data centres is to take place within the desired timeframe. Dimension Data were professional and we have signed a support and maintenance agreement for the next three years,” says Muhannad Abu-Hassan, CIO, EIIC .
Dimension Data, which launched its Data Center Infrastructure business and ‘Managed Services’ business in the UAE in October 2008, offers clients a single point of contact for the Plan (design and consultancy), Build (deployment of the infrastructure) and Support (after sale support and monitoring) of turnkey Data Center Infrastructure solutions.