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Dimension Data to offer global and local cloud solutions

Dimension Data first to offer New Zealand businesses both global and local PUBLIC cloud solutions

New Zealand, 21 May 2014 – Dimension Data will be the first public cloud service provider in New Zealand to offer its clients both global and local cloud solutions, today announcing the addition of an Auckland-based Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), set to launch in the 4th quarter this year.

The new facility brings Dimension Data’s total number of global MCP locations to 13 and is expected to address the demand for enterprise-class cloud services in New Zealand.

James Walls, CTO of Dimension Data New Zealand, says the development is in response to demand, with many clients wanting a provider with both global and local capabilities.

“Kiwi organisations are jumping head first into cloud and have created a demand for a data center onshore to support their operations as well as business continuity, backup and replication. Our aim is to help our clients accelerate their ambition, and we believe our local presence and global reach can allow them to do just that.

“This service brings world-class compute facilities to New Zealand agencies and enterprises.It accommodates specific application workloads as well as entire production environments and provides them with the ability to dial services up and down in response to demand,” says Walls.

“The new service gives clients access to a world-class local platform, as well as to our multiple global MCPs. This means export-oriented organisations have the opportunity to expand their business worldwide with low-latency access to secure, reliable, scalable cloud services.”

Kathmandu is already utilising Dimension Data’s global MCPs in its efforts to expand its presence beyond New Zealand, Australia and the United Kingdom, while Westland Milk, New Zealand’s third largest exporter of dairy products, utilises the MCPs to support its disaster recovery and business continuity expectations.
Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide high performance self-service, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. Unlike best-effort cloud providers, Dimension Data provides cloud services with strong service level agreements (SLAs), configurable networking and security, and high performance systems to support production software-as-as-service (SaaS) and web applications, enterprise applications such as SAP, as well as testing and development.

The independent Tolly report found that Dimension Data’s Cloud Servers are a strong market leader, out-performing both Amazon and Rackspace in CPU-intensive testing, as well as significantly outperforming competitors in memory and network throughput..

All Dimension Data public MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99% availability SLAs on public cloud, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.

Visit www.dimensiondata.com/cloud to learn more about Dimension Data and its cloud computing offerings.

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