ddAuckland, 13 November 2014 – Leading global ICT service and solutions provider Dimension Data will today launch New Zealand’s first global, enterprise-class cloud platform with local support in Auckland.

The company’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) will be the 13th to be deployed worldwide, going live in December, and will include public, private and hybrid options.

Bill Padfield, Chief Executive Officer at Dimension Data Asia Pacific, is in Auckland for the launch and says: “Dimension Data has a strong presence in New Zealand, so we’re excited to be investing in a cloud solution that will really support Kiwi organisations.

“International analysts have predicted that more than 50 per cent of enterprise production workloads will be using cloud computing by 2017. Our global platform will provide great opportunities for local enterprise to grow, and the support provided locally by our team on the ground in New Zealand makes our Managed Cloud Platform a unique challenger in the market.”

James Walls, Chief Technology Manager at Dimension Data New Zealand, says the MCP provides a high-performance, easy to use and flexible solution at a competitive price.

“We offer New Zealand companies real cost efficiencies through our global pricing model. We’ve found that most of our clients have changing needs and requirements, so it’s important we have the flexibility to change with them.

“They don’t want to be tied into packages or bundles, so we’ve ensured our Managed Cloud Platform runs as a simple cost per use model where clients pay for what they use and nothing more.”

A key feature of the MCP is the management application, Cloud Control, allowing organisations to spin up their own elastic cloud server and provision any amount of resources needed anytime and from anywhere.

“Our clients can increase, decrease, switch on and switch off their CPU, RAM, and increase or remove storage as they choose, and we only bill them for what is used. Plus, when a server is no longer needed and deleted, the organisation stops paying for it immediately.”

The data centre is located in Kapua, Hamilton and will be live from 4 December 2014. For more information, visit www.dimensiondata.com/nzcloud.

 

-ENDS-

 

For further information

Bronwyn Millar
Acumen Republic on behalf of Dimension Data New Zealand
T: +64 4 494 5128

E: bmillar@acumenrepublic.com

 

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.

In Asia Pacific, we operate in 50 offices across 13 countries. We help clients enable technology, operate their IT infrastructures and transform technology solutions that deliver value. It combines an expertise in networking, security, communications, data centre and end-user computing, with advanced skills in IT outsourcing, IT as a Service, Systems integration services and training. www.dimensiondata.com

 

About Managed Cloud Platform

Dimension Data understands the requirements of government agencies and corporations of all sizes around the world. Global consistency and availability of service on six continents provides the right cloud with residency of data and low latency access to secure, reliable, enterprise-class shared and private infrastructure on premises and off premises to support hybrid cloud.

Organisations are able to align application and workload requirements with ITaaS (information technology-as-a-service) anywhere in the world. All services are offered from Dimension Data MCPs, which provide ultra high availability service level agreements (SLAs), as well as 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.

Dimension Data MCPs offer cloud and a complete cloud surround for multi-tier and complex applications that require managed hosting or co-location to satisfy a unified cloud approach.  Dimension Data offers one or more MCPs in the following countries: United States, Canada, Brazil, China, United Kingdom, The Netherlands, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa and Japan.

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