Wipro and eHosting Datafort to work together on disaster recovery

Wipro and TECOM's eHosting Datafort have signed an MOU to enable them to offer disaster recovery and hosting services

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By  Mark Sutton Published  May 22, 2003

IT services and consultancy Wipro has agreed to partner with eHosting DataFort, to provide disaster recovery services. The Indian IT services giant has signed a memorandum of understanding with DIC-based eHosting Datafort to supply its range of managed hosting, security and disaster recovery to Wipro customers.

The agreement will give Wipro full access to eHosting Datafort’s range of solutions, that cover disaster recovery planning, implementation, data hosting and security services.

Suresh Vaswani, president of Wipro Infotech commented: “Through this alliance with eHosting DataFort, we will offer our customers a combination of Wipro’s globally proven solutions and eHosting DataFort’s expertise in implementation and hosting services. We are delighted to be working with eHosting DataFort to deliver disaster recovery solutions that will ensure business continuity for our customers.”

“As companies leverage technology more and more for their business operations, a disaster can potentially create havoc in the smooth functioning of an organisation. We are very pleased to be working with Wipro to bring in disaster recovery solutions to customers in Middle East region. Preparing for and managing disaster recovery is an important step a company must engage in to ensure availability of business critical IT processes,” said Sameer Sadeh, chief technology officer of Dubai Technology E-commerce and Media Free Zone (TECOM) and CEO eHosting DataFort.

eHosting Datafort, a subsidiary of TECOM was formed by an administrative merger between the eHosting Centre and Datafort. The company is offering its range of business continuity services through partners throughout the Middle East, North Africa and the sub-continent, and the Wipro deal provides a major channel for supplying services to customers through a single point of contact.

“At eHosting DataFort we are following a deliberate strategy of aligning with global Information Technology leaders like Wipro to provide end-to-end quality solutions to address the growing needs of the Middle East market,” explained Mahesh Jaishankar, channel partner manager, eHosting DataFort.

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