Dimension Data Positioned In The Visionaries Quadrant Of The Magic Quadrant For Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific

Evaluation based on completeness of vision and ability to execute

Jan 27, 2014, 09:15 ET from Dimension Data

NEW YORK, Jan. 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced it has been positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Visionaries quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific; Published: December 18, 2013; Analyst(s): To Chee Eng, Kenshi Tazaki, Rolf Jester, Vincent Fu, Arup Roy.

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In its first Magic Quadrant for this market sector, Gartner analysts evaluated 15 services providers offering managed hosting in APAC, based on the criteria of 'ability to execute' and 'completeness of vision.' While no service provider was positioned in the Leaders quadrant in the report, Dimension Data is one of three service providers placed in the Visionaries quadrant.

"We believe our inclusion in Gartner's Visionaries quadrant affirms the strength of our cloud services strategy and ability to support our clients at every stage of their cloud journey through advanced technology, performance guarantees, and consulting expertise," said Mark Slaga, CEO of Dimension Data Americas. "Our global footprint of data centers -- including those in Australia, Hong Kong, Indonesia, and Japan -- leverages our unified Managed Cloud Platform architecture and uniquely positions us to help our clients realize the full benefits of cloud, both domestically and multi-nationally."

In this Magic Quadrant, Gartner defines Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting as a cloud infrastructure platform, combining cloud-enabled system infrastructure (CESI) with managed services -- offered by a hosting provider, or the hosting division of a broader vendor. While Gartner views these services as generally suitable for general business applications, they may not be ready for complex enterprise applications or e-business hosting that requires high scalability or high rate of change in systems and application infrastructure.

Click here to read Gartner's 2013 Magic Quadrant for Cloud-Enabled Managed Hosting, Asia/Pacific on Dimension Data's microsite.

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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.

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