IT services company, Dimension Data, and data storage company, EMC, have expanded on their partnership with a strategic market development initiative designed to speed the adoption of hybrid Cloud as a platform for transformation for the mid-size enterprise.
Called the Catalyst Alliance, this deal enables both organisations to make investments in development as well as jointly market and sell solutions that allow its clients to realise value from business strategies based on hybrid Cloud and enable them to adopt new technology while managing risk.
Through the new initiative, Dimension Data and EMC will deliver comprehensive solutions that span private Cloud on or off premises, and public and hybrid Cloud including advanced managed services for storage.
Catalyst Alliance solutions feature consumption based pricing models on storage, Cloud and managed services. A dedicated team of sales, technical and marketing specialists from Dimension Data and EMC will align client workloads and applications to the solutions.
Dimension Data group executive for IT-as-a-Service, Steve Nola, said the Catalyst Alliance will help clients realise the benefits of hybrid Cloud, that will be used to serve core business applications anywhere in the world.
“We like EMC’s commitment to disruptive innovation to help clients navigate IT transformation. By combining EMC’s technology leadership with Dimension Data’s services portfolio and global reach, clients are able to accelerate their growth, creating value for their customers and financial returns for their shareholders,” he said.
EMC Corporation global alliances senior vice-president, Jay Snyder, said, customers are being challenged with changing business models and more technology choices than ever before. This disruption is creating transformational opportunity.
“Businesses across all industries are swiftly moving to reinvent themselves for a new digital age, where technology is used to grow, innovate, enhance customer relationships and make employees more productive. This alliance will enable those transformations both through scale and speed,” he added.