Dimension Data 'will quadruple its business by 2018'

ICT provider say it will significantly increase its data centre business

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Dimension Data 'will quadruple its business by 2018' Steve Joubert, Group Executive for the Data Centre Business Unit, Dimension Data.
By  Helen Gaskell Published  May 7, 2014

Solutions and services provider, Dimension Data has said today that it will quadruple the size of its data centre business to $4bn in the next five years.

The $1bn data centre business, which has a presence in Middle East and Africa, Europe, Asia Pacific, Australia and the Americas, said it is looking to aggressively grow and scale these businesses both organically and through acquisition.

"In all regions and with all clients, large and small, there is an urgent need to undergo the transformation process needed to not only achieve better data centre performance and manage disruptive technologies but also to become progressively greener, in terms of environmental custodianship." said Steve Joubert, group executive for the Data Centre Business Unit.

"Although all our markets are targeting exponential growth, our analysis shows there'll be higher rates of growth in mature regions such as Europe and North America, given the legacy data centre investments in those geographies that require transformation. For many organisations, the most cost-effective way of navigating the future will be through IT-as-a-Service, managed services, and outsourcing."

According to Joubert, the cloud, virtualisation 3.0, and software-defined-everything, have changed the data centre landscape forever. He said that new workloads, users, connected devices, and locations are compounding the pressure on the data centre and Dimension Data's clients are asking for help in dealing with all of this.

Dimension Data believes that its access to data centre assets across its parent company, the NTT Group, which has 243 secure data centres globally, differentiates the business. Dimension Data has access to NTT Data's application and workload capabilities in industrial-strength solutions and services around SAP.

The company operates in 12 public cloud locations around the world and further locations are planned in the next few quarters.

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