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NEW YORK, March 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced that it will offer Cloud Private Network Connection (CPNC) as an add-on service for its enterprise-class Public, Private and Managed Hosting cloud offerings. CPNC services allow clients to establish a dedicated network connection between their own network and Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP) locations to provide greater control and security over their data in the cloud.
In addition to enterprises, CPNC services are ideally suited to healthcare, retail, finance and government industries looking to seamlessly and securely connect to Dimension Data cloud services without using public Internet as well as achieving greater throughput and an overall better network experience.
Dimension Data offers two options for clients wanting a global, high-performance and secure method to access their Dimension Data cloud and managed hosting environments without traversing the public Internet:
Direct Connect – access to a dedicated, physical port at the MCP location at a speed of 1Gbps
Private Connect – access to a virtual port via a partner MPLS provider at flexible speed options
Gerard Florian, director of product management at Dimension Data, said, "CPNC replicates the security, connectivity and responsiveness that enterprises are accustomed to from their own wide area and local area networks. Enterprises that have delayed the migration of production systems and applications to the cloud due to connectivity concerns can now utilize this new service to deliver certainty in network performance and throughput."
In addition to offering clients greater control over their WAN infrastructure when accessing their Public CaaS, Private CaaS or Managed Hosting services, CPNC also allows enterprises to offer a carrier-class, high-speed network experience to their user base, eliminating the worry of unpredictable Internet connections. With Dimension Data's CPNC service supporting multiple access methods including fiber, Metro Ethernet and MPLS, enterprises have the flexibility of choosing the service that best suits their requirements and geographies. For organizations with service continuity as a key priority, they will also have the option of creating a redundant connection on two separate ports for even greater redundancy.