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DiData expands managed Cloud platforms into Sydney

DiData expands managed Cloud platforms into Sydney

Aims to offer consistent customer experience in a mature market, according to Prowse

Dimension Data has made its new Public Managed Cloud Platforms (MCPs) available in Sydney and Amsterdam as part of its global expansion strategy.

The MCP is an integrated platform for the delivery of Cloud services, and contains two primary tenants: public compute-as-a-service (CaaS) and private CaaS.

The public segment is the infrastructure on which DiData’s services run, and is part of its automation, orchestration and billing management tool set which enables DiData to provide provisioned services to customers.

On the other hand, the private component is targeted at organisations who wish to move to IT-as-a-service but want it dedicated to them in their own datacentre, which DiData manages.

Together with the vendor’s two public MCPs on the US east and west coast, which were launched in February, the deployment will provide the vendor with global access to secure and highly-automated enterprise-class public Cloud and hosted private Cloud services, according to DiData datacentre solutions general manager, Peter Prowse.

“The aim of the move is to offer a consistent user experience across the world while having local instances which reduce latency and also address data sovereignty issues,” Prowse said.

DiData expanded to Australia as it wanted to leverage the IT assets that it has in the country from a datacentre physical space, and it believed that the best location from and availability and space perspective is Sydney, said Prowse.

“We see the Australian market as mature in its adoption of new service models and new technologies,” Prowse said.

“It was ready for either a public or private CaaS model and made sure we were capitalising on that opportunity by going into Sydney as quickly as we could.”

DiData aims to deploy MCPs in the Middle East and Africa by April, and in the Asia region by June this year.

The following step for the company is to provide specific ‘advanced’ services, added Prowse. It is looking to build on its CaaS expertise by providing specific service that will enhance existing offerings.


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