Dimension Data Extends Cloud Hosting Services to Amsterdam and Sydney

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ICT services and solutions provider Dimension Data announced on Monday it has expanded its new public managed cloud platforms, its integrated platform for the delivery of cloud services, into the growing cloud markets of Amsterdam and Sydney.

Last month, Dimension Data launched two Public managed cloud platforms in the US, providing organizations global access to secure and highly-automated enterprise-class public cloud and hosted private cloud services.

Dimension Data will continue to expand its cloud services on a global level in an effort to solidify its presence globally and help businesses to adopt a self-service cloud model. The Netherlands and Australian markets.

The expansion comes a couple of months after OpSource, Dimension Data’s cloud subsidiary, opened its new cloud hosting data center located in Amsterdam.

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud compute-as-a-service that provide self-service, on-demand, provisioning of cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources.

Using a web-based interface or REST-based application interface, clients are able to provision, access and manage Public Cloud services globally or link to Dimension Data managed private cloud and managed hosting environments.

Dimension Data’s private cloud services provide a pre-determined set of server and storage resources as a dedicated service that can be deployed in either a client’s data center or off premise.

The service includes the physical infrastructure, virtualization and operating system software, implementation, cloud management and on-going management by Dimension Data.

Keao Caindec, CMO of Dimension Data’s cloud solutions business unit, discussed the company’s new cloud services in an interview last month.

The company’s cloud services include a single web-based user interface for both public and private cloud, self-service, on-demand provisioning of virtual servers, storage and networking, flexible configuration of up to 8 CPU, 64GB RAM and 2.5 TB of storage per cloud server, simplified integration with third-party applications and systems with REST-based API, hardware-based networking and security, SSAE 16, European Safe Harbor and HIPAA certifications, and regional MCP presence and global reach to address data sovereignty and compliance requirements.

“Dimension Data is committed to providing public and private cloud services globally,” said Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s cloud solutions business unit. “With our MCPs in the U.S., Amsterdam and Sydney, businesses can access a secure, easy-to-use cloud service with enterprise-class controls to accelerate their cloud strategy.”

All of Dimension Data’s global MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 100 percent availability SLAs on Public Cloud, 24-hour live phone support and integrated management capabilities.

Dimension Data offers a comprehensive portfolio of cloud services including public cloud, on-premise private cloud, hosted private cloud and managed hosting services.

Additionally, the company offers cloud enablement and integration services to assist organizations in their migration to the cloud.

Talk back: Are you planning on using Dimension Data’s new cloud services? Do you see value in expanding you cloud services into the Netherlands and Australian markets? Let us know in the comments.

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