Cisco and Dimension Data to push hybrid cloud
Companies to partner on delivering cloud solutions worldwide
Cisco and Dimension Data have announced plans to expand their relationship to increase hybrid cloud adoption among customers.
Cisco will use Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform and SaaS solutions to deliver a suite of mid-market centric cloud services to its customers and resellers. Dimension Data and Cisco will partner to deliver an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution that will be packaged with Cisco technology and software-as-a-services (SaaS) applications, including Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint. The Cisco validated and branded solutions will be sold by Cisco and through its channel partner community.
Dimension Data's global cloud service is available via ten Managed Cloud Platforms around the world, with plans to expand to 13 locations by September 2014. As a Cisco Intercloud partner, Dimension Data will evolve its Managed Cloud Platform to embrace Cisco's Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Intercloud Fabric - the building blocks of the Cisco Cloud architecture.
Brett Dawson, CEO of Dimension Data commented "Over our 23 year relationship with Cisco, we have had many successes in the marketplace together and cloud is no exception. Dimension Data is proud to be the first global Intercloud partner. We have been providing cloud services for many years and have developed a robust global cloud service - available across all continents. We are extremely excited to support Cisco and its partners in accelerating the market's move to cloud services."
Rob Lloyd, President, Development and Sales, Cisco added: "Cloud is the latest frontier for innovation and growth in our remarkable 23-year journey with Dimension Data. Our customers are struggling to navigate the world of many clouds. We are excited to have Dimension Data bring the reach of their global cloud capabilities to our Intercloud ecosystem. By harnessing the unique capabilities of Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud Fabric, Cisco and Dimension Data will help our customers unlock the potential of the hybrid cloud - enabling the right cloud for the right workload, while creating strategic advantages for rapid innovation, and ultimately, business growth."