Dimension Data, Convergence Partners’ investee, announced the addition of four new global cloud data centres in the next quarter to address the ongoing demand for enterprise-class cloud services. The addition of the new Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) locations will bring to 11 the number of Dimension Data’s public MCPs globally, with multiple data centres in each of the Americas, EMEA, Asia-Pacific and Australia regions.
Convergence Partners investee, Internet Solutions, has announced that it has extended its partnership with EMC Corporation by joining the EMC Velocity Service Provider Program as a Gold Partner. IS will deliver a cost-effective, dual-site data replication solution called Cloud Rack that leverages the strong network and data centre capabilities of IS, and is powered by EMC’s storage solutions.
Pamoja, the cloud services business unit of Seacom and provider of wholesale cloud computing services, will provide cloud services to link FlowCentric Technologies with Guideline BizTech.
Advanced process technology, Rubi-Flow, from FlowCentric Technologies, a leading local provider of agile, robust, and easily-integrated business process management solutions, is being used to automate and power the business process components of Guideline BizTech’s enterprise business management tool, RUBiQ – a service solution selected for Pamoja’s cloud services offering for Africa.
Britehouse Holdings, a Convergence Partners’ investee company, has formally announced its acquisition of a 60% stake in Firestring. Britehouse is a market leader in delivering SAP and Microsoft services, as well as solutions designed specifically for the new world of work, which is mobile, social and increasingly semantic.
Dimension Data announced it was positioned by Gartner, Inc. in the Leaders quadrant of the Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service. Brett Dawson, Dimension Data CEO said, “We are extremely honoured to be positioned as a Leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS). The leading trend shaping the global IT services landscape is the emergence of cloud computing.
Dimension Data announced it has won two 2012 Microsoft Global Partner awards, including Microsoft Messaging Partner of the Year, and Microsoft Learning Competency Marketing Excellence Partner of the Year. The company was honoured among a global field of top Microsoft partners for demonstrating excellence in innovation and implementation of customer solutions based on Microsoft technology.
Dimension Data and Internet Solutions have introduced a comprehensive portfolio of cloud computing services across the South African region, offering companies a flexible and cost-efficient new way of procuring computing resources. The companies also announced the launch of its Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP), a pre-integrated and fully-managed foundation for global cloud delivery, in Johannesburg.
Internet Solutions (IS), has reached the critical mass required to achieve economies of scale in terms of operational capabilities and cost savings with the addition of the new Randview data centre.
“Just about everything in the world today works more efficiently based on economies of scale, as provisioning, orchestration systems and services for more clients makes it cheaper,” says Graeme O’Driscoll, innovation & technology manager: cloud at IS. “With the addition of Randview to our data centre network we have hit the sweet spot in terms of capacity, which means we can start leveraging off of our economies of scale in terms of bulk power supply, space, cooling and human resources.”
Gemalto, the world leader in digital security, has won the IT Security Sesames award for Just4YourEyes™. The winning innovation was distinguished at the 2011 CARTES & IDentification industry fair.
Just4YourEyes is a first-of-its-kind software solution which enhances secure access to emails from a variety of devices, including tablets, smartphones or laptops, using the cloud for securely sharing a common credential. The solution allows for any mobile device or a secure element (such as a UICC or secure memory card) in that device, to act as a single repository to store the PKI credentials required to encrypt or sign emails.
Dimension Data has achieved Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner status, held by less than 1% of Microsoft partners around the world. Combined with Dimension Data’s existing Microsoft Hyper-V Private Cloud partner status, it re-enforces the Group’s position around providing clients with architectures and roadmaps for adopting cloud computing, at a pace that suits the client.
Introduced in 2010, the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Programme is designed to showcase and support the top partners committed to delivering the next generation of cloud services to their clients.