Dimension Data positioned in leaders quadrant for cloud infrastructure as a service
INDUSTRYBy BiztechAfrica - Oct. 22, 2012, 7:38 a.m.
Dimension Data, a global ICT solutions and services provider, has announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service.
Compiled by Gartner analysts, the Magic Quadrant examined 15 providers of Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), employing two main evaluation criteria which include ‘ability to execute’ and ‘completeness of vision’.
Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO, said: “We are extremely honoured to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. The leading trend shaping the global IT services landscape is the emergence of cloud computing. We believe our investments in our cloud capabilities are testament to Dimension Data’s commitment to the cloud market, and we remain on track to become a formidable force in cloud computing.”
Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s Cloud Solutions Business Unit, said: “We are very proud to be recognised as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. We designed our cloud IaaS offerings to address the performance and security concerns of enterprises and service providers. We wanted to make it easier and less complex for organisations of every size to benefit from the flexibility and scale of cloud technologies through automation and broad global coverage. Dimension Data will continue to invest in its go-to-market resources and intellectual property, as well as its platforms and processes, so that we continue to grow our leadership position in the cloud market.”
Dimension Data has moved quickly to advance its cloud strategy. In 2011, the Group acquired cloud hosting leader OpSource and concluded the buy-out of the remaining shares of BlueFire, a managed and cloud IT and telecommunications services company, in 2011.
Building on the strong cloud technology and operational expertise of the acquired companies, Dimension Data introduced a broad portfolio of public and private cloud services, and rolled out five Managed Cloud Platforms (MCPs) in the US, The Netherlands, South Africa and Australia. An MCP in Hong Kong will follow later this year. In June this year, Dimension Data launched its OneCloud Partner Programme to enable service providers to bring cloud services to market more quickly.
“Over the next 12 months, Dimension Data will extend its platform, develop new services offerings, and aggressively execute on the strategic plans we have set for the Group,” says Dawson.
More information about the report and a downloadable copy of the report can be accessed from the Dimension Data website. To find out more about Dimension Data and its cloud solutions, please visit www.dimensiondata.com/cloud.
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