Dimension Data Asia Extends Cloud Services To Asia Pacific

          Dimension Data Asia Extends Cloud Services To Asia Pacific

New Managed Cloud Platform enables global organizations to leverage cloud
benefits of increased agility and reduced costs

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013

NEW YORK, Jan. 16, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion ICT
services and solutions provider, today announced that its Managed Cloud
Platform™ (MCP) is now available in Hong Kong. This brings the number of MCPs
the Group has launched since Dimension Data announced the global delivery
platform for all its cloud services to five. The Hong Kong MCP enables
Dimension Data to further entrench its global cloud presence, making it easier
for organizations to harness the cost and agility benefits of a self-service
cloud model. In addition, it provides organizations low latency access to
secure, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services
within the Asia Pacific Region.

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Bill Padfield, chief executive officer, Dimension Data Asia said, "With MCPs
now in Hong Kong, the U.S., The Netherlands, Australia and South Africa,
global organizations have local and global access to enterprise-class cloud
services that are high-performance, easy-to-use and flexible. Our offerings
serve the needs of both enterprises and service providers. Just in October, we
announced that Indosat, a leading Indonesian integrated telecoms and data
service provider, will offer local enterprises Indosat Cloud, a public cloud
Infrastructure-as-a-Service based on Dimension Data's public cloud."

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS)
solutions that provide self-service, on-demand, cloud-based compute, storage
and networking resources. Using a Web-based or REST-based application
interface (API), clients are able to provision, access and manage public,
private and hosted private cloud services by Dimension Data.

Dimension Data's private cloud services provide a pre-determined set of server
and storage resources as a dedicated service that can be deployed either in a
client's data center, or off-premise. The service includes the physical
infrastructure, virtualization and operating system software, implementation,
cloud management (automated provisioning, orchestration and billing) and
ongoing management by Dimension Data. Dimension Data's managed hosting
services go beyond infrastructure hosting and include deployment, management
and delivery of applications as well.

In addition, Dimension Data's cloud offerings come complete with the
following:

  oEasy-to-use, Web-based user interface for public, private and hosted
    private cloud services
  oSelf-service, on-demand provisioning of virtual servers, storage and
    networking
  oSimplified integration with third-party applications and systems with
    REST-based API
  oHardware-based networking and security (VLANs, firewalls, VPN access)
  oSSAE 16, European Safe Harbor and HIPAA Certifications
  oRegional MCP presence and global reach to address data sovereignty and
    compliance requirements

Already, thousands of clients have signed up for Dimension Data's public cloud
services across financial, manufacturing, government, healthcare, gaming,
Internet and software industries. The company plans to aggressively roll out
its cloud services with partners in Hong Kong, India and Japan before the end
of the year. Dimension Data hosts hundreds of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS)
providers, including Accept Software, ClearBenefits, Compuware Gomez,
Glassbeam, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Xactly.

Francis Pang, general manager, Dimension Data Hong Kong said, "The timing of
the Hong Kong roll-out is fitting. Hong Kong's Government Chief Information
Officer recently announced that cloud computing will be ranked at the top of
the government's IT agenda. Dimension Data is proud to be among the first
cloud service vendors to be named an approved government public cloud service
provider. Now, we're aiming to make the same IT benefits available to Hong
Kong's private sector as well. Clients across different sectors in Hong Kong,
such as financial, transportation, travel, government and education, have
already signed up for our cloud offerings."

All of Dimension Data's MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of
security, administrative controls, 99.99 percent availability SLAs on public
cloud, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities. To help
organizations along their journey to the cloud, Dimension Data also offers
cloud readiness, enablement and integration services. To celebrate the
availability of the Hong Kong MCP, Dimension Data will be offering a free
trial for new clients. Visit http://apcloud.dimensiondata.com to learn more
about Dimension Data cloud services and to sign up online.

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. Visit us at
www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow
us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

For further information, please contact:
Jackie Funk                              Mariah Torpey
Dimension Data                           Americas Davies Murphy Group
T: 571-203-4006                          T: 781-418-2404
E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com         E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

SOURCE Dimension Data

Website: http://www.dimensiondata.com
 
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