Wednesday, February 20, 2013


L-R: Solution Executive, Dimension Data Africa, Tony Munro; Managing Director, Data Nigeria, Graham Frank Dinwoodie, and General Manager, Enterprise Solution, Babajide Agbaje, during a press conference on the launching of Dimension Data Cloud services in Nigeria at Victoria Island in Lagos
Dimension Data announced today that its global Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) is now available in Nigeria toserve the needs of both public and private enterprise, as well as service providers.

Dimension Data’s cloud offering will enable clientsto accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, increase strategicagility, lower ICT infrastructure management expenses, and reduce cloud migration complexity and risk.

Cloud technology presents a new consumption model for ICT solutions and services wrapped in a predictable, monthly commercial model, which allows its adopters to reduce cost as cloud reduces the total cost of ownership of managing infrastructure and applications.

“The availability of cloud computingin Nigeria makes it easier for organisations to harness the cost and agility benefits of Cloud as it provides organisations high speed access to secure, enterprise-class public, private, hybrid and hosted private cloud services in the country”,explains Jide Agbaje, General Manager: Enterprise Solutions, Dimension Data Nigeria.

“While the benefits of cloud computing are very compelling, the complexity of planning, building and managing cloud infrastructure, is significant. Cloud providers need to address client concerns about security, compliance, integration, performance, capital expense requirements, as well as deployment and operational risks – to allow clients accelerate their Cloud journey,” says Tony Munro, Solutions Executive,Dimension Data Africa.

The company’s publiccloud services are available immediately and dedicated private cloud services canbe deployed ina matter ofweeks, allowing clients to enjoy the benefits of a fully automated Cloud architecture without the risks or excessive time associated with buildingthe architectures themselves.

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service(CaaS) solutions that provide self-service, on-demand, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources which are fully managed using a Web-based or REST-based Application Interface (API).Dimension Data's managed hosting services go beyond infrastructure hosting and also include deployment, management and delivery of applications.

The MCP is enterprise-grade, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99 percent availability SLAs on public cloud, 24/7 support and integrated management capabilities. “Our cloud IaaS offerings are designed to address the performance and security concerns of organisations. We have made it easier and less complex for organisations of every size to benefit from the flexibility and scale of cloud technologies through automation and broad global coverage”, says Agbaje.

“We are committed to supportingclients along every stage of their cloud journey, from architecture and strategy development through to the design, implementation and management of private, public or hybrid cloud solutions,” says Munro.