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 Cloud

Cloud computing provides a means to meet the increasing technology needs of your business. It can reduce the costs and time required to deploy and support IT infrastructure – and lower the risk. You can then divert your time and money to focusing on growing your business in other areas. However, the cloud is not without its challenges: security, compliance, integration, global coverage and internal readiness can't be considered as an afterthought.

It's a journey that you need to plan carefully. That's where choosing the right cloud provider makes​ all the diffe​​ren​ce​.

Overview
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​Dimension Data's versatile suite of cloud services can meet the demands of the most demanding developers, IT managers or global CIOs. It's all about taking the complexity out of the cloud.

Your requirements will depend on your business's size and industry – and your strategy. Our cloud services are comprised of a range of infrastructure offerings, including public cloud IaaS, managed private cloud, managed hosting, security and application services. This means we can support you at every step of your journey to the cloud.

  • Our cloud services are secure, easy-to use and fast. They're also designed to run complex, high-performance applications – good news for developers and enterprise IT.
  •  Our Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) supports public and private cloud services with a common user interface and application programmable interface.
  • Our CloudControl cloud management system provides self-service provisioning, configuration, and management of cloud servers, storage, and networking.
  • Architecture and automation are integral components of our cloud services offerings.
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  • Westland Milk Delivers Highly Effective Disaster Recovery Solutions with Dimension Data's Cloud CaaS

    ​Westland Milk Products is New Zealand's second largest dairy co-operative and third largest exporter of dairy products. The risks of stopping milk production for any length of time are high, and can affect the entire production line right back to the farmers. Westland Milk needed to ensure their business-critical systems are available at all times, with support from a robust disaster recovery and business continuity solution.​​

Benefits
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 With Dimension Data's cloud services you can:

  • access secure, self-service public cloud service, on demand
  • deploy a fully automated, self-service private cloud in months
  • manage public and private clouds through a single interface
  • migrate easily between different cloud models (public, private, hosted private, hybrid and managed hosting
  • reduce cloud planning, implementation and management expenses
  • move to an opex-based private and public cloud model to reduce capex
What we offer
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 Our comprehensive suite of cloud services are designed to support you at every step of your cloud journey … and available globally

Explore the different technology areas that we address through our  cloud services:

  • Infrastructure readiness:  We ensure that every area of your environment is 'cloud ready' – our services cover virtualisation, the data centre and the network.
  • Private cloud Gain access to the capabilities of Dimension Data's Public CaaS hosting platform on dedicated hardware. You have a secure and segmented cloud hosting environment … isolated from the rest of the public cloud.
  • Public cloud We've built our Public Cloud hosting service, called Public CaaS, with the most demanding end users in mind. It supports on-demand provisioning of computing, storage and even networking.
  • Cloud services for Microsoft: A private or hybrid enterprise cloud service that provides a fully-managed environment. It provides messaging, collaboration, PSTN voice, video and web conferencing through access to Microsoft communication and collaboration technologies … all on a pay-per-use basis.
  • Software-as-a-service (SaaS)Our solutions for SaaS independent software vendors go beyond traditional hosting.  We focus specifically on the needs of software vendors. This means you can launch new business lines, enter new markets and scale operations quickly … and ensure you've addressed any enterprise concerns.
  • ​Business continuity: We offer cloud-based back-up and disaster recovery and attach stringent service level guarantees to all our performance management commitments.

  • Contact centre-as-a-service: Whether you're looking to establish a new operation, upgrade existing facilities … or move to a fully hosted or hybrid model, our contact centre experts can assist.

  • Cloud Backup: An optional add-on service to Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS), enabling CaaS clients to backup their CaaS workloads (virtual machines and data) easily and seamlessly, ensuring business continuity

 

 

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What our clients say

 What our clients say

  • "With access to a stable, global cloud platform, we were able to transform our business model and evolve from a primarily UK-based operation to a global one."
    Tony Ryan, CEO, Asite

    Asite

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    AlertBoot

  • "We are one of Dimension Data's oldest clients. Even though they're extremely large, a $6 billion company, they still give us the personal, white-glove touch when it comes to customer service attention. Their culture is very easy to work with. It's a can-do culture." Michael Rosinski, CEO, Astoria Software

    Aurecon

  • “Migrating our network management system (NMS) to the cloud allowed Aerohive to better address the mid-sized enterprise requirements by eliminating capex and complexity associated with enterprise Wi-Fi management. ”  Stephen Philip, VP of Corporate and Product Marketing at Aerohive

    Aerohive Networks

  • "We are one of Dimension Data's oldest clients. Even though they're extremely large, a $6 billion company, they still give us the personal, white-glove touch when it comes to customer service attention. Their culture is very easy to work with. It's a can-do culture." Michael Rosinski, CEO, Astoria Software

  • ​​​Glassbeam moves SaaS application to the Cloud for improved flexibility and lower cost

    Glassbeam

  • “Everything we do is faster – our capability now supports our appetite for transformation and change and delivering faster for our customers.” Ben Issa, Head of IT Strategy, ING DIRECT Australia

  • "Westland Milk's ambitions are to grow in terms of delivering sustainable innovation, premium quality dairy and nutritional products, and returns to our stakeholders, the farmers. These goals are ambitious, and Dimension Data really do allow us to accelerate our ambition." Alistair Cree

  • We have the enterprise capabilities. For example, the Dimension Data Cloud is the only one that you can run native Microsoft clustering. We knew that the Dimension Data Cloud is powered by Cisco technologies, and the fact that we can do high availability on the networking side is very important for us.

  • ​​​​Glassbeam trusts its infrastructure to Dimension Data to best serve its high tech customers

    Glassbeam

  • "Dimension Data’s MCP makes it easier than ever for users to build hybrid clouds, so they benefit from the security and peace of mind of having private clouds as well as the flexibility and scalability of public clouds."  Francis Pang, General Manager – Dimension Data Hong Kong.

Why work with Dimension Data?
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 Why work with Dimension Data

  • We provide our cloud solutions in 100 countries
  • More than 1 million seats of Office 365 deployed
  • Dimension Data OneCloud Partner Programme − a global cloud partnership initiative that enables service providers, education institutions, government agencies and trading communities to rapidly bring new cloud services to market
  • Cisco Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud  IaaS designation
  • Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner
  • Over 2,200 data centre certifications from multiple vendors
  • Gartner positioned Dimension Data as Challenger in the 2013 Cloud-Infrastructure-as-a-Service Magic Quadrant.

 

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