Dimension Data Listed As An Innovator In Info-Tech Research Group's Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service Vendor Landscape

Evaluation of Cloud IaaS Vendors Recognizes Dimension Data for Strong Cloud Platform and Broad Global Coverage

Aug 21, 2012, 09:00 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, Aug. 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, a $5.8 billion ICT services and solutions provider, today announced it has been listed as an "Innovator" in Info-Tech Research Group's Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) Vendor Landscape Report. This Info-Tech Vendor Landscape, designed for businesses and enterprises, evaluated 15 competitors in the IaaS market that offer broad capabilities across multiple platforms. Among evaluation criteria were product features, usability, affordability and architecture, as well as each vendor's viability, strategy, reach and channel strength.

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"The market options for cloud IaaS have continued to broaden, making it difficult for businesses to effectively evaluate each cloud provider's offering," said John Sloan, lead research analyst, Info-Tech Research Group. "Dimension Data provides highly competitive cloud services and one of the most complete feature sets, making it the ideal choice for large and mid-sized enterprises that want to replicate their internal infrastructure on a compute cloud."

Info-Tech Research Group's Vendor Landscape reports recognize outstanding vendors in the technology marketplace. Assessing vendors by the strength of their offering and their strategy for the enterprise, Info-Tech Research Group Vendor Landscapes pay tribute to the contribution of exceptional vendors in a particular category. The IaaS Vendor Landscape is divided into four categories, including "Innovators," "Champions," "Emerging Players" and "Market Pillars." Info-Tech Research Group describes "Innovators" as companies that demonstrate their innovative product strengths of appealing to niche segments of the market and use it to their advantage over their competitors.

Info-Tech Research Group identified several key strengths in Dimension Data's IaaS offering, including:

  • Core to its value proposition is its support and counsel of functions and features that make it easy for clients to set up and manage cloud resources quickly.
  • Strong cloud platform and network guarantees, which provide compensation when service level agreements are not met and 24x7x365 service.
  • Security is ensured through support of hardware-based networking and granular controls.
  • Broad global coverage with five data centers located in four different countries, with two more to be established later this year.

"Being named an 'Innovator' by Info-Tech Research Group further validates our extensive portfolio of services, as well as our global expertise in the managed IT services industry," said Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data's Cloud Business Unit. "As cloud IaaS continues to gain traction, we will continue to offer our clients the enterprise-class cloud services that reduce cost and complexity while accelerating their business."

For more information, or to view a copy of the Info-Tech Research Group Cloud IaaS Vendor Landscape report, visit http://www.infotech.com/research/ss/select-the-right-cloud-infrastructure-server-partner.

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. www.dimensiondata.com

About Info-Tech Research Group
With a paid membership of over 25,000 members worldwide, Info-Tech Research Group (www.infotech.com) is the global leader in providing tactical, practical Information Technology research and analysis. Info-Tech Research Group has a fourteen-year history of delivering quality research and is North America's fastest growing full-service IT analyst firm.

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