Cloud services provider Dimension Data announced on Tuesday that it has introduced WAN optimization to its Managed Cloud Platform.
Dimension Data says that since the deployment of WAN optimization technology across its cloud, clients have reported a significant increase in application performance. Customers using Dimension Data’s cloud for database replication, file synchronization, and backup and disaster recovery between data centers have seen the greatest improvement in performance.
WAN optimization is included as part of Dimension Data’s standard public cloud infrastructure as a service offering at no additional charge.
Dimension Data has implemented WAN optimization controller appliances in its Managed Cloud Platform data centers in San Jose, Ashburn, Amsterdam, Sydney, and Johannesburg.
Web hosts can resell Dimension Data’s cloud services, which is hosted within a data center and is comprised of cloud infrastructure and Dimension Data CloudControl cloud management system.
In The Changing Enterprise WAN in the Era of Cloud on DataCenterKnowledge, Ajit Gupta, president and CEO of Aryaka Networks says that while WOC was previously limited to the most important locations of larger enterprises “because of the combination of the high cost of acquisition and the high ongoing costs of management and maintenance, WAN optimization will increasingly become necessary in mid-market enterprises as well as in large enterprises’ smaller offices to improve user productivity and offer IT agility and lower computing costs.”
“With the addition of WAN optimization capabilities, we are helping our clients overcome the latency and bandwidth constraints often associated with public cloud services,” Steve Nola , CEO of Dimension Data’s Cloud Solutions Business Unit said in a statement. “No other cloud provider offers a core that is optimized for acceleration. By providing optimal network and cloud performance, in addition to flexibility and ease of use, we provide organizations the ability to speed the process of migrating their data and applications to the cloud.”
Dimension Data extended its cloud services recently by adding a Cloud Readiness service which helps provide organizations with an accurate assessment of the current status of their cloud deployment cycle while providing a strategy for moving applications to the cloud.
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