Cloud Services

Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform

Automation and architecture form the foundation of any cloud provider’s value proposition. A cloud provider’s capabilities, offerings, feature set and roadmap are defined by the underlying architecture of its solution.

If you’re considering a move to the cloud, you need to ensure the services you procure are backed by a robust architecture. Dimension Data’s Cloud Services are delivered on a fully managed cloud delivery platform, our Managed Cloud Platform (MCP).

We believe that automation and orchestration lie at the heart of deriving maximum value from the cloud. In order for enterprise IT to truly serve the needs of end users and reduce rogue usage of public cloud services, CIOs must embrace automation and orchestration that extends self-service provisioning down to the end user. Dimension Data’s approach to cloud automation and architecture make it easy for enterprises and service providers to become cloud providers.

We support usage scenarios for testing and development, single enterprise workloads and legacy application migration and IT-as-a-service. Our Managed Cloud Platform is our single platform for public and private cloud services. Our CloudControl cloud management system provides the automation, orchestration, provisioning and billing for our CaaS and Application Services.

Cloud Management System

Hosted within a Dimension Data or client data centre, our MCP comprises:

  • Cloud infrastructure: servers, storage, networking, virtualisation and operating system software
  • CloudControl: a cloud management system that provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration, and billing

Accessing the MCP is simple, via a web-based user interface or REST-based application interface (API). Integrating the platform with third-party cloud or enterprise system management software is straightforward.

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