Dimension Data announces private cloud service

New service is based on Microsoft cloud platform

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Dimension Data announces private cloud service Steve Nola, Group Executive of Dimension Data's IT-as-a-Service group.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  April 30, 2014

ICT solutions and services provider Dimension Data, has today announced the availability of a private cloud service based on Microsoft Corp's Cloud Platform.

The new service is said to allow businesses to develop and host Microsoft applications in a secure, dedicated cloud environment.

Steve Nola, group executive of Dimension Data's IT-as-a-Service group said, "By empowering our private cloud with Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, we're combining Microsoft solutions with our consulting, integration and management services to provide our clients a full lifecycle of solutions for their Microsoft infrastructure. Dimension Data clients will be able to move Microsoft workloads between their on-premises, Microsoft Azure and Dimension Data Cloud environments."

The new offering supports the Microsoft Cloud Platform which is built on Windows Server 2012 R2 with Hyper-V, System Center 2012 R2 and Windows Azure Pack.

The Hyper-V enabled private cloud solution is designed to support Windows and Linux-based environments for mission-critical business and web applications, software development and testing, and virtual desktops. Dimension Data provides systems integration, data migration and public and private cloud services to help businesses migrate complex application environments to the cloud.

"We are pleased to work with Dimension Data as they deliver hybrid cloud solutions built on the Microsoft Cloud Platform," says Brian Hillger, director, product marketing, Cloud and Enterprise, Microsoft. "This collaboration enables customers to bridge their on-premises investments with cloud based deployments to innovate faster, deliver new services and capabilities, improve productivity, and lower costs."

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