In 2011, Pacific Controls Systems, a global leader in ICT-enabled M2M managed services and solutions, launched Pacific Controls Cloud Services (PCCS), a fully owned subsidiary. PCCS owns and operates the largest data center campus in the Middle East, which is also Uptime Tier III certified. Jebel Ali Data Centre (JADC), located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, provides a state-of-the-art, secure facility for hosting mission-critical applications.
JADC delivers highly available, secure, scalable, redundant, and resilient infrastructure to meet diverse customer requirements while adhering to stringent environmental standards. JADC is designed and built with a focus on reducing the cost of ownership of IT systems for its customers globally by offering a complete range of hosting services, including co-location, dedicated hosting, managed services, and hot-seat solutions for business continuity.
In July 2013, PCCS expanded its offerings at JADC by launching carrier-grade Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, and soon will also be offering Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions. The cloud infrastructure offers multi-layered security and data privacy for the company’s expanding list of clients.
As an innovative cloud service provider offering secure IaaS solutions, PCCS required a dynamic, easy-to-deploy security solution that could address varying customer needs without compromising on performance. With a customer base ranging from 10-person companies to large conglomerates and government organizations, PCCS had customers with diverse IT infrastructure and security requirements—including industry compliance standards. Multi-layered IT security and data privacy were primary concerns for customers and prospects considering PCCS for their IaaS solution requirements.
PCCS chose the Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solution to protect its data systems with multi-layered security. The Trend Micro solution integrates seamlessly with the PCCS infrastructure, and provides a comprehensive server security platform that protects data center and cloud-based workloads from data breaches and business disruptions. Tightly integrated and agentless security modules enable server, application, and data security across physical, virtual, and cloud environments.
Installing The Trend Micro Cloud and Data Center Security solution made a significant contribution to the launch of PCCS’s IaaS cloud services. It enables PCCS to address a major customer concern with regard to security and data privacy, which is also an important factor in the acquisition of new IaaS customers. The solution helps to ensure compliance with industry regulations, prevents data loss and business disruptions, and offers PCCS and their small business, enterprise, and government customers a secure, cost-effective platform for their cloud service. With a security solution in place, PCCS plans to expand service offerings to the Middle East and Africa.