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Organisations considering moving IT assets or applications from an on-premise installation to the cloud face a bewildering array of compliance options and certifications. Organisations commonly ask themselves these questions when developing their own compliance roadmap and strategy:.....
Vast new reserves of computing, available instantly and for a small monthly outlay: cloud computing promises to unlock the resource constraints that have landlocked enterprise IT since the credit crunch slashed spending budgets. Many adventurers have swarmed to this brave new world with development and test servers, speculative projects and short-term or longer forays,.....
The Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) provides a secure and scalable cloud computing platform with a network-centric design with multiple layers of security for delivery of Compute-asa- Service (CaaS)......
Being agile in the face of unpredictable volatility will become even more important as pressure increases on mining companies to continue growing while reducing operating costs. A solution to reducing costs is based in cloud computing, which has become a topic of interest for a variety of industries, specifically in mining where, historically, the preference has been to own and run applications onsite......
As a consequence of these trends, THINKstrategies has found that corporate adoption of SaaS is accelerating. This adoption is not only among small- and mid-sized businesses (SMBs), but also large-scale enterprises. It is not only in ‘front-office’ applications, such as customer relationship management (CRM), but also in ‘back-office’ areas, such as accounting and financial systems. Industry-specific, vertical market oriented SaaS solutions are also emerging......

Kathmandu, a leading retailer of outdoor gear, aimed to drive sales growth with new stores and products, while controlling costs and improving efficiencies in its supply chain. Effective inventory management was the key to executing this strategy.

Asite was founded in the UK in 2001 with a vision to offer hosted applications and solutions designed for the construction industry, and enable the country to build better, safer and more cost-effective buildings. Initially Asite focused chiefly on developing applications to streamline the process of procuring construction materials; however, it struggled to meet its profitability targets. All this changed in 2006. With a new CEO at the helm, Asite refined its strategy and set its sights firmly on growing its revenue and delivering even greater levels of business value to its extensive client base, many of which were driving large-scale, high-profile construction projects.
Compuware Corporation, the technology performance company, provides software, experts, and best practices to make the world’s most important technologies perform at their best for leading organisations worldwide, including 46 of the top 50 Fortune 500 companies and 12 of the top 20 most visited US websites.
Glassbeam’ s Product Analytics Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solution provides manufacturers of storage, server , switch, medical equipment, and other devices with unprecedented value and information through a specialised analytics approach on product operational data such as log files.
Accept Software offers an enterprise product development platform that technology-driven companies leverage when deciding which products to bring to market for the fastest time-to-profit. The Accept360™ Platform is the only complete, end-to-end software solution that tightly links company and product strategy through ideation, portfolio planning, roadmaps, requirements management, and execution. Delivered as a SaaS offering, the Accept360 suite enables Global 2000 companies to:
With every new cloud service a business consumes, the total amount of content that needs to be stored and accessed grows substantially. However, because of the inherent agility of cloud workload provisioning, some workloads created by business users aren’t included in enterprise backup schemes. Although these workloads support business critical functions, they’re often outside IT governance.

The need to provide fast, efficient, secure, and reliable access to cloud services to enterprise users is critical as businesses mature and begin to use cloud services across multiple locations within a country and around the world. For this reason, many enterprises are looking for dedicated private network connections to enable them to access their cloud services using a highly efficient, dedicated connection option, rather than the Internet.

An increasingly competitive marketplace, coupled with the ongoing convergence of IT and services, means service providers are continually seeking ways to augment their existing revenues. The pressure to manage costs, reduce complexity and increase agility is no longer the sole burden of the CIO − it’s becoming a business imperative. As the service provider market matures, it’s critical that you’re able to respond to your customers’ needs quickly and effectively.
Dimension Data Public Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) Regional Rate Plan (RRP) pricing offers unrivaled value and flexibility with no vendor lock-in. Whether you are a developer, small business or a multinational corporation, you’ll enjoy the enterprise-class public cloud features that you can consume in other global Dimension Data regions. With flexible (RRP) pricing options, we provide cloud computing services and solutions to fit any budget and address the most demanding IT needs and application workloads requirements globally.
Dimension Data’s OneCloud Partner Pr programme designed to ensure that: We understand your strengths, exper cloud services in the marketplace, We enable our partners with appropriate tools and incentives to succeed;
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Jason Cumberland

One of the benefits of operating a global Cloud business with salespeople all over the world is that we are exposed to clients at all stages of the Cloud journey. These clients range from SaaS companies with fully automated deployments to Fortune 500 enterprises considering integrating public Cloud into their architecture for the first time.

Keao Caindec

Is your Cloud provider outcome-based or merely technology-focused?

Most companies that are looking to transition to a Cloud-based model often get hung up on the technology side of the equation. Assessing projected capacities, load balancing, and memory throughput rates are all well and good – these things are all part of the due diligence process, after all.

Andre Kiehne
Eighty-four percent of all software investments are currently made in Software-as-a-Service (SaaS). In 2017, SaaS will generate 60% of the public cloud turnover and within the next 12 months, 60% of all businesses will be deploying SaaS solutions. These statistics clearly demonstrate that in the near future SaaS will completely change the business software solutions landscape and software purchasing models. There is no doubt that the transition from a traditional to a consumption-based software purchasing model will take place – the only open question is when.
Jason Cumberland
Given our focus on working with ISVs & SaaS companies, we regularly deal with companies considering the best architecture for their product, particularly from traditional ISVs considering a first-time release of their legacy product in a hosted model. We have the pleasure of working with ISVs ranging from early stage startups to the Fortune 500. Regardless where you fall on that spectrum, our experience shows that the three statements below apply to you.
Andre Kiehne

“You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave” – that’s true not only for the well-known hotel in The Eagles’ song, but also in many lines of business when talking about paradigm shifts and pervasive changes we’ve faced over the past several years. Nowadays, cars are more and more being leased, borrowed and shared, newspapers and TV are consumed online, servers and memory are accessed only when required.

Dimension Data has furthered its commitment to the cloud by bringing on 25-year industry veteran Tina Gravel to be the company's first vice president and general manager of cloud services for the Americas, the company said Tuesday. Although Gravel started her job in January, the news was kept under wraps until she had fully established a strategy for the company, she said.

Global integration giant Dimension Data has named Verizon Terremark veteran Tina Gravel as its new general manager of its Americas cloud services business.

Gravel will leverage her marketing and partnering background to help Dimension Data build momentum for the growing business unit, which last year was identified by Gartner as a “challenger" in its 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service analysis.

Service provider Dimension Data has launched its new cloud data centre in London, bringing the presence of Dimension’s managed cloud platforms (MCP) to 10 locations worldwide.

New Zealand organisations are becoming highly attuned to the potential of cloud, and Dimension Data has noticed it’s the small to medium retail export businesses that are really jumping in head first.

While bigger companies, like the banks, might have done their testing and development on the cloud, they’re struggling to implement it fully because of the burden of their legacy infrastructure.

Sydney will be the first of Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform locations to roll out Cloud Backup.

Cloud Backup is an optional backup and restore service available as an add-on to Dimension Data's enterprise-class public, private and hosted private Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) offerings. Dimension Data now offers three classes of Cloud Backup.

It addresses needs for simple file and folder backup, as well as full application, system and file backup and restore.

NEW YORK – January 27, 2014 – Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific; Published: December 18, 2013; Analyst(s): To Chee Eng, Kenshi Tazaki, Rolf Jester, Vincent Fu, Arup Roy.

Singapore, 16 December 2013 - Cloud computing services from BSNL, one of India's largest telecommunications companies, together with Dimension Data, have been chosen to host India's National Health Portal using Public Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS).

NEW YORK – November 18, 2013 – Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global information and communications technology (ICT) services and solutions provider, today announced it has launched a comprehensive suite of software-as-a-service (SaaS) solutions, delivering cost-effective and scalable hosting and application management services for SaaS independent software vendors (ISVs). With Dimension Data SaaS Solutions, organizations are able to simplify their cloud hosting and management operations, so they can focus on delivering innovative software solutions and expanding their business.

NEW YORK – November 12, 2013 – Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the addition of four new global cloud data centers to address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services. The new facilities bring the total number of Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations to 11, with multiple data centers in each of the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Australia regions.

Santa Clara, Calif. – August 20, 2013Dimension Data, the USD5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that the potential cost benefits of its cloud solutions have been featured by research firm Saugatuck Technology in its report, Understanding Cloud Infrastructure Costs: Navigating for Savings. Saugatuck’s research reveals that the flexibility of Dimension Data’s cloud services can provide significant value versus other solutions.

Nov 18-21
San Francisco, CA

More than just a typical user conference, Dreamforce brings together all the leaders in cloud computing to collaborate, connect, and inspire. Every year attendees feel the excitement as they learn how the next wave of cloud computing can help their businesses soar.

Oct 15-16
Luxembourg

Every year, the leaders of the European cloud industry gather together at the EuroCloud Congress. This unique two-day event is fully dedicated to the European cloud computing sector. It is the place to meet with business leaders, policy makers and researchers engaged in cloud computing and applications from across Europe. It will examine the role that political, industrial and economic policy can play in cloud’s successful growth and global impact.

Aug 25-29
San Francisco, CA

Dimension Data is exhibiting at VMworld 2013! Come visit us at booth # 327 to learn more about global public cloud and private cloud services and solutions for enterprise and SaaS companies. Learn about the importance of performance in determining the trust cost of cloud computing solutions.
We will be giving away 6 Jawbone JAMBOX Bluetooth Wireless speakers and a $1,000 cloud check!

Jun 23-27
Orlando, Florida
Cisco Live is Cisco's annual IT and communications conference, consisting of four days of in-depth technical sessions, keynotes and general sessions by Cisco executives and thought leaders, plus four days of vendor/partner exhibition time.
May 8-10
San Francisco, CA
OpSource and the Software & Information Industry Association (SIIA) proudly bring you the industry's most comprehensive ISV conference on Cloud Computing, the 7th annual All About the Cloud.From enterprise cloud to mobile cloud, security and compliance, true multi-tenancy, platforms and infrastructure, integration and virtualization AATC has it all.
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
As cloud adoption accelerates, cloud-based workloads are shifting from trials and point solutions to production and core business systems. Accordingly, IT organizations are increasing their focus to optimize their investment in Cloud infrastructure and services.
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Multi-tenancy is constantly promoted as one of the cornerstone attributes of full-fledged SaaS and cloud services. Trouble is, there are so many definitions of what it really means, it's well nigh impossible for the uninitiated to separate idealistic evangelism from cynical cloud-washing.
Wednesday, May 29, 2013
With every new cloud service consumed the total amount of content that needs to be stored and accessed is growing substantially. However, what most cloud consumers care about is how quickly the storage content can be accessed and consumed rather than where or on which type of disk it is stored on, leading to cloud storage cost increase and inefficiency of the cloud based services.
Wednesday, February 20, 2013
Business requirements change as soon as applications go live and you need an application development platform that can keep up and meet your business goals. Dimension Data, recognized by Gartner as a global Cloud IaaS leader, has partnered with Intalio to meet these needs and enable you to design and deploy modern applications using the cloud-enabled Intalio|Create development platform.
Wednesday, January 23, 2013
The dynamic nature of the cloud, coupled with ease of resource provisioning, has essentially broken traditional security models and architectures. This hampers an IT organizations ability to function efficiently and organizations today are looking at how to best secure each layer of your cloud environment, including infrastructure, operating systems, applications and the network layers.
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