Dimension Data launches cloud accelerator service

Dimension Data launches cloud accelerator service
Packard: There are many aspects to consider such as security, application migration and single sign-on.
Published: 24 January 2013 - midnight
By: Stephen McBride

Services and solutions provider Dimension Data yesterday announced the launch of several new cloud readiness services designed to help organisations assess their ability and readiness for migrating applications to the cloud.

Dimension Data's approach addresses readiness across four aspects of cloud computing that it feels are critical: business alignment, organisation, infrastructure and applications. With expertise in networking, virtualisation, security, data centres, application migration, Software as a Service (SaaS) and cloud technologies, Dimension Data's team of consultants deliver a cloud roadmap to help organisations realise the benefits of cloud computing more immediately.

"The lack of a long-term cloud strategy can result in costly re-architecture and reintegration measures down the line," said Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data's Cloud Solutions Business Unit. "Dimension Data brings a rich heritage in building multifaceted enterprise IT and hybrid cloud solutions, enabling organisations to build a cloud roadmap that preserves business agility and operational efficiencies even as their business needs evolve."

According to Jeff Packard, Dimension Data's global head of Consulting and Professional Services, "Moving to the cloud is a complex process. There are many aspects to consider such as security, application migration, internal readiness, billing, authentication, single sign-on, and integration with other applications. Even the most sophisticated IT organisations find the process of migrating to the cloud challenging. Leveraging our expertise across traditional IT and cloud services, Dimension Data now offers its clients a suite of consulting services to help them prepare for their cloud journey."

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