Overview
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Data is at the heart of the digital business. It’s no longer only about the data you have access to, but how your business exploits data for better and faster decision making and competitive advantage.

 

In order to turn data into business value, your data centre needs to be a dynamic and agile asset: one that serves as a business response centre that will scale to meet the growing demands of your organisation and digital-first users.

Creating a next-generation data centre that can support you digital business ambitions is also about:

  • making decisions about how to leverage cloud for your enterprise, production applications
  • accelerating the delivery of new and existing applications and services to your users, wherever they may be and irrespective of their device of choice
  • how to shrink and right-size your data centre in line with your business needs, by using cloud, hosting, and co-location options
  • how to modernise existing infrastructure quickly to take advantage of convergence and software-defined models
  • improving data centre operations through high levels of process automation, insight, and management
  • ensuring that security policies keep pace with digitisation and abstraction of resources
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What our clients say
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 Here’s how we’ve accelerated our clients’ digital business ambitions

  • "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

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​World’s first Cloud-enabled G20 Leaders’ Summit
    Dimension Data was awarded the contract to deliver and support the G20 network and desktop environment, known as G-Net. The overarching goal was for technology to be an enabler to the event: flawless connectivity and virtual desktop experience for media and delegates was fundamental to the event’s success.​

  • ​​​​​​​​​​How we helped Fujifilm keep its customers’ special memories safe
    In a world of cell phones and social media, Fujifilm wanted to give its customers instant and easy access to their photographic memories and special moments, from anywhere and any device, with the least amount of risk.

  • ​​​​​​​​​​​Alexander Forbes uses technology to change customers' lives by enabling their financial freedom
    ​​Partnering with Dimension Data means we don't have to worry about day-to-day IT operations. This frees us up to focus on what's really important to us: finding ways to better serve our customers, to address their financial service needs.

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How can we help
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 We can help you with:

  • Data centre automation and management: Running legacy and cloud-based infrastructures – whether they be on-premise, off-site, or hosted – isn’t easy. And acquiring the skills and tools to manage them can be complex, time-consuming, and costly. Our teams can take over the end-to-end management of your hybrid IT environment – including servers, storage, networks, and security – enabling you to drive greater levels of automation, reliability, and performance.
  • ​Business continuity and disaster recovery: We ensure that your business continuity isn’t interrupted and that your most precious asset – your data – isn’t lost or rendered inaccessible, through robust backup and recovery systems. We work with you to assess your backup and recovery requirements for both on-premise and cloud workloads and data. This improves your ability to recover from data loss, reduces the potential for data loss, and ensures that mission-critical data is recoverable.
  • Data centre optimisation: If your data centre has evolved over time, it’s possible that it’s not making the most efficient use of computing, storage, and energy resources. Our data centre optimisation teams can assist you with data centre planning, rationalisation, migration, and management across on-premise, hosted, and cloud environments.
  • Hybrid cloud: We can help you leverage cloud to accelerate your transformation to become a digital business, through any combination of public, private, hosted, or hybrid options. We’ll ensure that the change to partly owned and partly cloud-based assets is seamless and that you have immediate access to scalable computing resources, whenever you need it. The result – you can respond smarter and faster to market changes and new ways in which your customers want to be served.
  • Modernised ERP: We help you simplify and improve the integrity and performance of your ERP environment, while controlling costs. Our teams will streamline the process of re-platforming, migrating, and upgrading your ERP systems. They’ll also ensure that your infrastructure can support a hybrid environment where cloud-based applications coexist and integrate with a variety of hosted ERP applications.
  • Big data: We believe that making the most of your data requires more than just collecting, storing, and processing information. It’s also about bringing cloud, networks, and security together to create a hybrid IT environment. Our teams work with you to unlock your organisation’s data so you can make better, real-time business decisions and steer the transformative, digital journey your stakeholders expect.
  • Data centre transformation: We provide you with guidance and actionable plans to help you create a next-generation data centre that’s geared to meet the needs of the digital era. Our consultants will work with you to understand how to align your business and technology objectives, while efficiently managing performance and cost structures. Our services include a Strategic Discovery Workshop, an Application Placement and Cloud Readiness Assessment, and our Data Centre Development Model.
Why work with Dimension Data?
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Track record
Proven ability to deliver next-generation data centres ─ through our experience in cloud, enterprise applications, networks, data centre infrastructure, and security ─ in as little as 90 days
 
Global reach
Direct presence in 58 countries, across 5 regions
 
People
More than 31,000 employees, with local knowledge, delivering services in 19 local languages
 
Clients
75% of the Fortune Global 100: 59.6% of the Fortune Global 500
 
Multi-vendor
No. 1 global partner of the leading technology vendors
 
Awards
Received over 70 client, vendor, and industry awards in 2015
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