South Africa’s Dimension Data, a $6 billion IT and communications solutions provider, has deployed globally standardized managed services for data centers, built atop its automation platform. The portfolio manages server, storage and networks for on-premise, cloud and hybrid data centers.
Dimension Data announced it would quadruple the size of its data center business to $4 billion by 2018. Offering globally standardized managed services for data centers is the next step toward that goal.
Founded in 1983, the company has operations in more than 58 countries on all continents (save for Antarctica). It is a subsidiary of the NTT Group and has access to NTT’s significant global data center assets.
It also recently acquired Nexus, expanding operations in the U.S. by 40 percent.
Steve Joubert, executive for data centers at Dimension Data, said, “Even with the advent of cloud, Technology Business Research Inc. recently reported that 70 percent of private cloud adopters will utilize third parties to manage their environments.”
Joubert said with the new services Dimension Data automates routine transactional and knowledge work across network, server and storage for both on-premise and cloud environments.
The SLA-backed cloud services support multi-vendor environments, including those by Cisco, EMC, HP, Dell, VCE, Microsoft, Red Hat, VMware, Citrix and NetApp. Dimension Data has built a client portal that provides business insights for C-level executives.