Dimension Data Expands Its Cloud Presence Into Japan

New Managed Cloud Platform in Tokyo reduces latency for end-users based in Japan and North Asia

Jun 10, 2013, 11:36 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that its Public Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP) is now available in Tokyo, Japan. The Group has seven Public MCPs worldwide with three located in Asia Pacific and Australia: Hong Kong, Sydney, Australia, and Tokyo, Japan. The MCPs are available for public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and Managed Hosting services. The new Tokyo cloud location provides end-users with low latency access to secure, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services within the Asia Pacific region.

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Bill Padfield, chief executive officer, Dimension Data Asia Pacific said, "With our MCPs now deployed in Japan, Hong Kong and Australia, global organizations have local and global access to enterprise-class cloud services that are high-performance, easy-to-use and flexible. We also have established cloud services partners in Indonesia, India and Hong Kong to further expand our footprint."

In addition to the locations in Asia Pacific, Dimension Data have deployed Public MCPs in Ashburn, Virginia and Santa Clara, California in the United States; Johannesburg, South Africa; and Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Dimension Data's cloud services have been recognized as industry-leading. In 2012, Gartner positioned Dimension Data in the Leaders quadrant of the Gartner Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service, 2012.

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide high performance self-service, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. Unlike other cloud providers, Dimension Data allows end-users to easily provision network firewalls, VLANs and load balancing, simplifying security and enabling higher performance.

"Dimension Data offers a differentiated network-centric view of cloud offerings and is using its professional service offerings to highlight its position. Strongly rooted in network engineering, Dimension Data has applied this filter on its approach to offer cloud services to its global enterprise customers," said Gard Little, research director, IT Consulting and System Integration Research, and Leslie Rosenberg, Research Manager, Network Life-Cycle Services, in IDC's Vendor Profile on Dimension Data's cloud.

Already, thousands of clients have signed up for Dimension Data's public cloud services across financial, manufacturing, government, healthcare, gaming, Internet and software industries. In Asia, Dimension Data has achieved success with clients in Hong Kong, Indonesia and New Zealand, which include retail chains such as Kathmandu, government agencies, educational institutions and financial institutions etc.  Dimension Data hosts hundreds of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) providers, including Accept Software, ClearBenefits, Compuware Gomez, Glassbeam, Thermo Fisher Scientific and Xactly.

Hirokazu Mochizuki, president of Dimension Data Japan said, "We are very excited with the launch of the MCP in Japan. Japan is a huge and major market with a lot of business opportunities for our cloud services. We will be offering public, private and hybrid cloud services to multi-nationals and Japanese clients across different sectors in Japan, such as financial, transportation, travel, government and education."

Dimension Data also provides a full suite of Cloud Readiness Consulting, Systems Integration and Managed Private Cloud Services that can be deployed either in a client's data center, or off-premise.

All of Dimension Data's Public MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99 percent availability SLAs on Public Cloud, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities. Visit http://apcloud.dimensiondata.com to learn more about Dimension Data cloud services and to sign up online.

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.  

For further information, please contact:

Jackie Funk

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Dimension Data Americas

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