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Dimension Data launches global data centres

Derek Wilcocks

Derek Wilcocks

Johannesburg-headquartered global technology services group Dimension Data has announced it is opening three new data centres as demand from businesses for cloud computing services expands.

The new data centres are based in Toronto in Canada, Auckland in New Zealand and in São Paulo in Brazil.

Dimension Data, which is owned by Japan’s NTT Corp, says the launch of the new facilities brings the total number of “managed cloud platform” locations to 13. It has multiple data centres in the Americas, Europe, the Middle East and Africa, Asia-Pacific and Australia.

The launch of the three new facilities follows an announcement from Cisco that the giant US networking vendor will use Dimension Data’s managed cloud platform and software-as-a-service offerings to deliver a suite of midmarket cloud services to its customers and resellers. Dimension Data will manage and operate an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) offering for Cisco.

Dimension Data’s cloud platforms host the company’s public IaaS and managed hosting services. Each facility provides end users in with low-latency access to public, private and hosted private cloud services, it says.

“Brazil, Canada, and New Zealand are significant new expansions to our managed cloud platform capacity and demonstrate acceleration in the pace of additional deployments,” says Dimension Data Africa and Middle East CEO Derek Wilcocks.  — © 2014 NewsCentral Media

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