Dimension Data Cloud Backup Available Globally

Self-service backup offering brings automation and business continuity to enterprise cloud solutions

May 13, 2014, 08:30 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the availability of Cloud Backup across its global Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP) locations. Cloud Backup is an optional backup and restore service available as an add-on to Dimension Data's enterprise-class public and private Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) offerings. With Cloud Backup, organizations are able to backup their files, applications and system state data locally or to geographically separate MCP locations to ensure business continuity and protection for enterprise workloads.

Dimension Data offers three classes of Cloud Backup service that address the needs for simple file and folder backup as well as full application, system and file backup and restore:

  • Cloud Backup Essentials – file and folder backup and restore
  • Cloud Backup Advanced – file, folder, and system state backup and restore
  • Cloud Backup Enterprise – file, folder, system state, and application backup and restore

With Cloud Backup, organizations can backup entire applications in a self-service environment. In a typical enterprise scenario, IT staff may spend significant time restoring individual files and folders or face a lengthy support ticket process to retrieve data. By offering Cloud Backup as self-service, enterprises gain more control over their own data and applications hosted in the cloud.

Gerard Florian, director of product management for Dimension Data's ITaaS Service Unit said, "IT departments focus significant resources on managing the backup of critical data. Self-service, full application backup will assist our clients to automate and streamline backup and restore activities while reducing the burden on IT staff to manage the process."  

Availability and Pricing
Clients can set up Cloud Backup services by using the self-service Dimension Data CloudControl™ web user interface or API. Backup options may be selected at any point before or after spinning up a cloud server and can be adjusted as needed.

In addition to the U.S. and Australia, where the service is already available, deployment of Cloud Backup in Asia, Europe and the Middle East & Africa has already begun and the service will be operationally ready in those countries in FYQ3 and FYQ4. Pricing starts at $10 per cloud server plus $0.10/GB of data storage per month.

For more information on Dimension Data's cloud computing services, please visit www.dimensiondata.com/cloud.

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 http://www.dimensiondata.com/en-US and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

For further information
Jackie Funk

Karen Pantinas

Dimension Data Americas

Davies Murphy Group

T: 571-203-4006

T: 781-418-2413

E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

E: ddna@daviesmurphy.com

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