~~More GCC Businesses Consider Implementing an Integrated IT Approach as Datacenters Increase in Complexity

Dubai, United Arab Emirates: Condo Protego has revealed plans to increase its focus on converged and hyper-converged infrastructures to help regional businesses reduce operational costs, facilitate scalability, and simplify IT management processes.

Complexity is a challenge faced by many datacenters today because of the ever evolving nature of technology and the endless opportunities it presents. As a result, businesses are increasingly looking for ways to more efficiently manage their datacenters by using an integrated IT approach, according to industry experts.

According to the International Data Corporation’s (IDC) Worldwide Quarterly Integrated Infrastructure and Platform Tracker, the global integrated infrastructure and platforms market experienced over 19 percent growth in revenue, reaching USD 2.7 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014. The report also indicated that 1.2 exabytes of new capacity was generated, representing an increase of over 42 percent from the previous year, and that integrated systems revenues increased 28.9% year over year to $9.4 billion, while new storage capacity shipments grew 52.8% to 3.5 exabytes.

“CIOs across the region are particularly keen to keep technology acquisition as simple as possible, and that is why we will see increased adoption of converged and hyper-converged infrastructures that provide a localized single resource pool solution, offer streamlined management tools, and reduce deployment time,” said Savitha Bhaskar, Chief Operating Officer of Condo Protego.

“We believe this is the future of data centers in the region as they become increasingly complex with the vast expansion of technology, and the heavy financial risks associated with using ineffective data management tools. An integrated approach will help simplify IT infrastructures, allowing managers to focus more on their primary business objectives.”

One of the main concerns brought on by emerging third platform technology is the safety of data when stored in remote environments. Condo Protego also plans to strengthen its security offerings having observed substantial success since its launch last year.

“Security concerns are extremely important in the region as businesses are starting to relocate sensitive and critical data to external environments, and cyberthreats are increasing,” said Andrew Calthorpe, CEO of Condo Protego. “We strive to provide our customers with holistic solutions, and plan to work on strengthening our security offerings to help build the confidence of our customers during a seamless transition.”

Condo Protego’s security offerings have proven to be a success since their launch in the market with key orders for a range of security solutions, including an RSA Security Information and Event Management solution at a major financial institution, and a Websense Mail and Web Security solution for a key government account. During the past six months, Condo Protego’s security offerings were acquired by over 6 leading organizations, raising the total security customer base to 34 in the UAE.

“We are continuously developing in this area as businesses in the region are recognizing their data as a valuable asset, and will need to take adequate measures to protect it,” said Calthorpe.

“Many of our clients are seeking solutions offering all-round governance of data that determines who has access to certain information as well as the levels of administrative rights,” said Bhaskar. “In responding to the dynamic requirements of the market, Condo Protego’s security solutions currently range from monitoring and putting policies in place for data protection, to a full portfolio of data encryption services.”

Earlier this year Condo Protego celebrated 10 years of success in the region. Since its establishment as a start-up with significant potential in 2005, Condo Protego has gone on to become a leader in data storage and security solutions in the region, with a strong track record of delivering enterprise-class technologies, at the highest levels of consulting services and local support.

The past year was another success as Condo Protego witnessed healthy financial growth, and a number of highly prestigious recognitions.

“Our biggest measurement of success is our customer retention rate,” said Calthorpe. “Many of our customers who had faith in us when we first established our company are still with us today. This tells us that our unique consultative and customer-oriented approach is truly unsurpassed in the market, and we look forward to continuing to grow and develop in line with the ever-changing industry demands.”

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