Dimension Data Named To CRN's Managed Service Provider 500 List Recognized as top data center-focused solution provider within Managed Service Provider Elite 150 category

NEW YORK, March 3, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global solutions and services provider, today announced it has been named to CRN's Managed Service Provider (MSP) 500 list as one of the MSP Elite 150. The annual list recognizes the top technology providers and consultants in North America whose cutting-edge approach to managed services puts end-user customers in the best position to improve efficiencies, cut costs and speed time to market for their own products and services. In today's world of computing power, end users are barraged by options. CRN, the leading media outlet for vendors and solution providers attempting to understand sales and service channels, selected the top MSPs in order to bring clarity to the decision-making process.

This year, CRN's MSP500 is broken down into three groups highlighting the MSP Elite 150, who are large data center-focused solution providers with a strong mix of on-premise professional services as well as off-premise services that provide a recurring revenue stream; the MSP Pioneer 250, who have a business model heavily weighted toward managed services focused on the small- and midsize-business market; and the MSP Hosting Service Provider 100, who own and operate their own data centers, providing a wide array of subscription-based outsourced services.

Dimension Data provides clients with a complete range of integrated data center and public, private and hybrid cloud services. Hosted across its own global data center footprint or within client data centers, its Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) is comprised of cloud infrastructure (servers, storage, networking, virtualization and operating system software) and its CloudControl management system, which provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration and billing. Dimension Data also helps clients enable more efficient and agile data centers with greater automation and responsiveness in delivering desktop and server virtualization, storage and data management, data center networking and facilities design and operation, among other services.

Underscoring the MSP Elite 150 recognition, Dimension Data was named to CRN's 2013 Tech Elite 250 list, which honors solution providers that have invested in the training and education needed to earn the most advanced technical certifications in the IT channel for data center and cloud. Additionally, it was named CRN's 2013 Solutions Provider 500 "Company of the Year" for its momentum in the cloud and IT services arena, as well as an InformationWeek "2014 Cloud Startup to Watch."

"The managed services landscape continues to evolve rapidly as organizations are discovering they can impact both bottom-line and top-line growth," said Robert Faletra, CEO, The Channel Company. "When it comes to strong managed services and off-premise solutions, these companies are the industry's proven leaders, showing just how they can change the game for their customers and we congratulate them on their success."

"Our clients are increasingly turning to outsourced data centers and cloud infrastructure models to streamline operations and reduce costs and are also seeking guidance in designing advanced corporate data centers," said Mark Slaga, CEO of Dimension Data Americas. "Dimension Data is uniquely qualified to meet clients' full range of off-premise and on-premise data center requirements by combining our deep technical expertise and strategic consulting services with our ability to deliver hybrid cloud services and enable cutting-edge data centers on a global scale."

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group. Visit us at www.dimensiondata.com/na and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas, or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

About the Channel Company
The Channel Company is the sales channel community's trusted authority for growth and innovation, with established brands including CRN, XChange Events, IPED and SharedVue. For more than three decades, we have leveraged our proven and leading-edge platforms to deliver prescriptive sales and marketing solutions for the technology sales channel. The Channel Company provides Communication, Recruitment, Engagement, Enablement, Demand Generation and Intelligence services to drive technology partnerships. Learn more at www.thechannelcompany.com.

For further information, please contact:


Jackie Funk

Nidhi Mathson

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2460

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

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