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Geotab signs eHDF for managed hosting

Local fully managed hosting service reduces latency for GPS Tracking System

Geotab signs eHDF for managed hosting
Geotab's GPS Tracking System requires low latency for near real time fleet monitoring.

Fleet management service provider Geotab Middle East has signed eHosting DataFort to deliver a fully managed hosting service for its GPS Tracking System.

The deal provides local hosting which ensures low latency for the GPS application, so that it is able to offer nearly live fleet data. Geotab's fleet management service manages 400,000 vehicles worldwide, measuring GPS data and trip activity, sending the information back to a server via GPRS.

The company said that it is seeing growing demand for the service in the region, and already has clients in Saudi Arabia, Jordan, Qatar and Oman.

Johan Wolhuter, regional manager, Geotab Middle East, said: "We are in the business of capturing real-time fleet data for our clients. This makes it crucial for us to have our IT systems running 24 hours a day, 365 days a year with minimal latency. Our business demands that we always remain connected with the fleet on the road. Therefore it was important to work with a company that understood our business and provided us with a fully managed hosting set-up for our GPS tracking system along with 24/7 support. eHosting DataFort offered the right solution that met our needs so that we no longer need to worry about managing the IT systems and can concentrate on our core business.

"Companies are running a tight ship to make their offerings cost effective. So there is a need to collate as much data as possible to ensure no time and money is lost whilst transporting shipments from the warehouse to the customer," he added.

Yasser Zeineldin, CEO, eHosting DataFort, said: "We are pleased to partner with Geotab Middle East, for whom IT forms the core of the organisation's operations and offerings to its customers. Our specifically tailored solutions, technical expertise, track record of providing best-in-class reliability and uptime positioned us as the service provider of choice for Geotab."

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