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Dimension Data providing SAP in the cloud

Dimension Data certifies as global provider for cloud and hosting of SAP solutions

Dimension Data providing SAP in the cloud
Nola: Dimension Data's cloud hosting offers customers the benefits of cloud in terms of cost, flexibility and right-sizing of deployment.

Dimension Data has been certified by SAP as a global provider for cloud and hosting services for SAP solutions.

Clients of Dimension Data can host their own environments running SAP in the company's Managed Cloud Platform, or they can use Dimension Data's pre-configured cloud server images for SAP ERP which allows users to deploy new cloud servers in as little as 30 minutes.

Dimension Data's hosting and cloud services have been certified by SAP for meeting high-quality operational standards to deliver SAP software, including the SAP ERP, SAP Supply Chain Management, SAP Customer Relationship Management, SAP Product Lifecycle Management and SAP Supplier Relationship Management applications and SAP BusinessObjects Business Intelligence solutions.

The pre-configured cloud server images for SAP ERP include a set of standardised builds involving the SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0, Microsoft Windows 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012 that can be deployed in minutes onto a virtual machine in the Dimension Data Cloud.

Dimension Data's public cloud and managed hosting environments enable clients and partners to develop, test and customise SAP applications quickly while reducing upfront capital expenses (capex)  and ongoing operating expenses (opex), delivering the benefits of mobility, flexibility and scalability for local and global SAP solution-based environments.

"Our enterprise clients and provider partners can benefit from the right size, right scale and right time characteristics of the cloud to deliver significant cost savings and efficiency gains for their cloud-based SAP applications coupled with our experience in optimising the data centre," said Steve Nola, Group Executive of Dimension Data's IT-as-a-Service Business Unit. "SAP is the world's leading provider of enterprise software and services, and the certification of our cloud and hosting services is a vital part of our global strategy to enable clients to offload their SAP applications in production environments and temporary workloads."

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