Cisco and Dimension Data are expanding their 23-year relationship with plans to accelerate and streamline hybrid cloud adoption. Cisco will use Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform and SaaS solutions to deliver a suite of cloud services to its customers and resellers. Dimension Data and Cisco will partner to deliver an infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solution that will be packaged with Cisco technology and software-as-a-services (SaaS) applications, including Microsoft SQL Server and SharePoint. The Cisco validated and branded solutions will be sold by Cisco and through its channel partner community.
“Cloud is the latest frontier for innovation and growth in our remarkable 23-year journey with Dimension Data,” said Rob Lloyd, president, development and sales for Cisco. “Our customers are struggling to navigate the world of many clouds. We are excited to have Dimension Data bring the reach of their global cloud capabilities to our Intercloud ecosystem. By harnessing the unique capabilities of Application Centric Infrastructure and Intercloud Fabric, Cisco and Dimension Data will help our customers unlock the potential of the hybrid clouds.”
Dimension Data’s global cloud service is available via 10 Managed Cloud Platforms around the world, with plans to expand to 13 locations by September 2014. As a Cisco Intercloud partner, Dimension Data will evolve its Managed Cloud Platform to embrace Cisco’s cloud architecture.
In March of this year, Cisco announced plans to build the world's largest global Intercloud together with its partners. Cisco will initially package Cisco Intercloud Fabric, Cisco UCS Director and Dimension Data’s public IaaS into two different hybrid cloud solutions, giving customers different starting points on the journey to hybrid cloud depending on the current state of their IT environment. The two hybrid cloud solutions are expected to be available before the end of the summer, Cisco said.
More information is available at http://thenetwork.cisco.com and www.dimensiondata.com.