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Dimension Data Expands Managed Cloud Platform Footprint With Four New Data Centers

November 12, 2013

Ongoing demand drives addition of cloud locations in the U.S., UK, Australia and South America

NEW YORK, Nov. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ — Dimension Data, the $5.8 billion global ICT solutions and services provider, today announced the addition of four new global cloud data centers to address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services. The new facilities bring the total number of Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations to 11, with multiple data centers in each of the Americas, EMEA, Asia Pacific and Australia regions.

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Dimension Data’s MCPs host the company’s public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and managed hosting services. Each MCP provides end-users with low-latency access to secure, reliable, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services. Dimension Data MCP locations include: San Jose, Calif. and Ashburn, Va., U.S.; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China.

Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s cloud business unit, said: “The addition of these four key MCP locations adds capacity to the United States, Australia and Europe, where our client base is growing rapidly and requires multiple cloud data centers to support business continuity, backup and replication within the region. Sao Paulo, as Dimension Data’s first MCP in South America, will create availability for global enterprises to locate data in this region.”

Services will become available at the MCP locations as follows:

    --  Ashburn, Virginia - second site is currently available
    --  Melbourne, Australia - November 2013
    --  London, U.K. - January 2014
    --  Sao Paulo, Brazil - January 2014

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide high performance self-service, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. Unlike best effort cloud providers, Dimension Data provides cloud services with strong service level agreements (SLAs), configurable networking and security, and high performance systems to support production software-as-as-service (SaaS) and web applications, enterprise applications such as SAP, as well as testing and development.

Nola continued: “Best-effort cloud providers do not meet the data sovereignty and security needs of global enterprises. By continuing to expand our footprint of global network-centric cloud availability, Dimension Data is helping our clients to leverage the cloud for enterprise and web applications globally.”

All Dimension Data public MCPs are enterprise-ready, offering multiple layers of security, administrative controls, 99.99% availability SLAs on public cloud, 24/7 phone support and integrated management capabilities.

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


    For further information please contact:

    Jackie Funk
                                            Michelle Barry

    Dimension Data Americas                 Davies Murphy Group

    T: 571-203-4006                         T: 781-418-2462

    E:ddna@daviesmurphy.com
    E: jackie.funk@dimensiondata.com

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