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Dimension Data Opens New Cloud Data Center In Canada

September 03
11:53 2014

TORONTO — Dimension Data, the U.S. $6 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, has launched a new Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP) in Toronto, Canada. The Toronto MCP is part of a global network of cloud data centers that deliver cloud services to clients across the globe. The new Toronto location brings the number of MCPs Dimension Data has deployed worldwide to 12. In addition to reducing latency and providing secure, easy-to-use cloud services, Dimension Data’s Toronto MCP will meet in-country data requirements for Canadian organizations and address the growing demand for cloud services across the region.

“The MCP’s enhanced reliability, flexible capacity on-demand, automation and orchestration through our CloudControl and API-based integration offer clear benefits to clients and OneCloud partners in Canada and around the world,” said Wendy Lucas, country manager, Dimension Data Canada. “We are pleased to offer this powerful platform with global functionality in the Canadian market.”

Dimension Data’s network of 12 MCPs offers clients a choice of global cloud data centers in which to deploy servers and storage. Using a web-based interface or API, clients can choose the Toronto destination, provision and configure virtual local area networks (VLANs) and firewalls, and report on administration and usage. As Dimension Data’s first MCP in Canada, the Toronto location reduces latency through proximity and addresses data sovereignty concerns by enabling global enterprises to locate data inside Canada.

All Dimension Data MCPs provide 99.99% availability Service Level Agreements (SLAs), as well as 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities. Additionally, the new MCP has been built on Cisco, EMC and VMware architecture to provide multiple layers of security and administrative controls to users.

Steve Nola, group executive of Dimension Data’s ITaaS Business Unit said, “The cloud economy contributes nearly CA $5 billion annually to Canadian GDP, and this contribution will continue to grow. Toronto is the data-center capital of Canada. The addition of Dimension Data’s MCP in Toronto aligns well with future client growth and demand, provides scalability of client services and a consumption-based pricing model, and will benefit Canadian clients currently in other MCPs that are waiting to move operations there.”

In May, Dimension Data announced its plans for an MCP in New Zealand, which is expected to launch later this year. Other Dimension Data MCP locations are: Santa Clara, California and Ashburn, Virginia, U.S.; London, U.K.; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sydney and Melbourne, Australia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan; Hong Kong, China and Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Visit http://cloud.dimensiondata.com to learn more about Dimension Data and its cloud computing offerings.

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/en-US and www.facebook.com/DimensionDataAmericas or follow us on Twitter: @DimensionDataAM.

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