Company recognised for expertise in deploying and managing Cisco Cloud Solutions
Johannesburg, South Africa – 10 December 2012 – To support the expanding role of the network in deploying cloud services, Dimension Data Holdings plc, an ICT services and solutions provider, today announced it has achieved Cisco Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation.
The Cisco Cloud Provider Certification recognises Dimension Data’s investment in operating its data centres to offer cloud IaaS services in a multi-tenant environment to end clients. As part of the certification process, Cisco audited Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP), providing the assurance that the architecture fully supports the deployment of cloud services across public and private cloud environments leveraging Cisco as the core networking technology.
Announced in February this year, Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS), a cloud IaaS that provides self-service, on-demand, provisioning of cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources on a global basis. Using a web-based user interface, or application interface (API), end users are able to automatically provision Cisco hardware based VLANs, firewalls, multicast, and Network Address Translation (NAT) to control and secure their cloud environment.
Dimension Data’s Cloud Services are delivered on its MCP, a fully-managed cloud delivery platform. Hosted within a Dimension Data or client data centre, the MCP comprises cloud infrastructure and Dimension Data CloudControl™, a cloud management system that provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration, and billing. Private MCPs can be deployed in client data centres across more than 100 countries. Dimension Data’s public cloud services can be accessed globally via Dimension Data Public MCPs in the San Jose, California and Ashburn, Virginia in the United States; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sydney, Australia and Johannesburg, South Africa. For more information on the services, visit: www.dimensiondata.com/cloud.
About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. www.dimensiondata.com
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