DiData’s productivity offerings move to private Cloud

DiData’s productivity offerings move to private Cloud

Available in South Africa first, then to expand on demand

ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data (DiData), has expanded its Cloud Services portfolio by offering Microsoft SharePoint 2012, Exchange Server 2010, and Lync 2012 Cloud services hosted in its managed private Cloud environment.

It will be available in South Africa in Q3, 2012. DiData intends to offer the service in an additional 10 countries, and continue to expand availability based on client demand.

The offerings will be based upon DiData’s Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), and will allow enterprises to benefit from Microsoft’s productivity capabilities while reducing the cost and risk associated with managing the underlying infrastructure and applications.

Although the company has offered SharePoint, Exchange, and Lync on-premise for over a decade, the migration of messaging, collaboration, and unified communication (UC) technologies to the Cloud provides separate benefits.

“By offering our clients managed productivity solutions in a private Cloud environment, DiData is helping remove the barriers that have previously inhibited some organisations from placing key business services in the Cloud,” DiData Microsoft solutions general manager, Peter Menadue, said.

“By basing this offering on our MCP, DiData is enabling enterprises around the globe to take a key step in their journey to the Cloud with the security, compliance and customisation assurances they require.”

The company’s Cloud service platform, built on Windows Server and Microsoft System Center, is fully managed and allows organisations to maintain the control they require for routine tasks through a self-service portal for client administration.

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