Steve Nola, Group Executive of Dimension Data’s IT-as-a-Service Group
Dimension Data, the USD 6 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, today announced that three new global cloud data centres will go live to address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services in Toronto, Canada; Auckland, New Zealand; and next month in Sao Paulo, Brazil. The addition of the new Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations will bring to 13 the number of Dimension Data’s Public MCPs globally with multiple data centres in each of the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Australia regions.
The launch of the new MCPs follows the announcement released today by Cisco that it will use Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) and SaaS solutions to deliver a suite of mid-market centric cloud services to its customers and resellers. According to the statement Dimension Data will manage and operate an Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering for Cisco, which will be bundled to deliver differentiated hybrid cloud solutions.
Dimension Data’s MCPs host the company’s public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Managed Hosting services. Each MCP provides end-users in that region with low-latency access to secure, reliable, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services.
Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s ITaaS Business Unit said: “Today’s announcement follows a number of recent significant milestones and achievements for Dimension Data in the cloud space. These include the acquisition of Teleris, a cloud-based visual communications service provider, our appointment as a SAP certified provider of cloud and hosting globally, as well as a Microsoft private cloud service provider on its cloud platform.
“Brazil, Canada, and New Zealand are significant new expansions to our MCP capacity and demonstrate acceleration in the pace of additional deployments. Adding seven new MCPs in just 12 months has almost doubled our footprint. Expanding to 13 MCP locations gives Dimension Data the largest enterprise-class cloud presence in the world, and is testament to increasing global demand from both new and existing clients,” said Nola.
Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide high performance self-service, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. Unlike best effort cloud providers, Dimension Data provides cloud services with strong SLAs, configurable networking and security and high performance systems to support production SaaS and web applications, enterprise applications, such as SAP, as well as testing and development.
All Dimension Data Public MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99% availability SLAs on Public Cloud, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.