Introduction – Welcome and thank you for joining us today!With the demands of today’s business, cloud computing presents an opportunity to transform your business, improve agility and lower cost.In this presentation, we’ll provide you with a brief overview of Dimension Data’s Cloud Services and how we will help you to accelerate your cloud journey.
Strategy and marketing experts in enterprise software and business / IT services, and IT infrastructure / platformsMission: To help our clients make better business decisions through trusted insights – especially around the key trends and emerging / disruptive technologies driving change in enterprise computingFor vendors: Help accelerate growth through strategic intelligence, with a focus on identifying new market opportunities and strategies that help WIN, KEEP and GROW customers.For business and IT users: We help save time and money when making decisions about emerging technologies, including understanding vendor roadmaps, key market trends and evolution, as well as implementation / adoption best practices. Saugatuck fills the gap between high-cost strategy consultants & traditional IT market research firms.Headquartered in Westport, Connecticut with 2nd US Research / Sales office in Silicon Valley (Santa Clara), plus regional presence in Europe (Germany) and Asia Pac (Australia)Strong team of professionals with deep IT industry experience 12 core-team members and support staff10+ “affiliated” research analysts and consultants / subject matter expertsAverage 25+ years experience with leading vendors / think tanks such as Gartner, Forrester, KPMG, Giga Group, Accenture, IBM and HP
In June 2011, Dimension Data formed the Cloud Solutions Business Unit to accelerate its cloud strategy. BlueFire and OpSource are part of the Cloud Solutions Business Unit.In 2010, Dimension Data was acquired by the NTT Group, a Japanese telecommunications companyThe business rationale for the deal included:NTT and Dimension Data share a common vision for the evolution of the ICT industryThe combined business will provide high-quality and reliable ICT solutions to its global client baseStrong geographic fitDimension Data has a highly complementary business and operational model to NTT, with limited overlapWith NTT, Dimension Data has access to the capital and financial strength to exponentially accelerate its growth
Tolly report that shows that our cloud services significantly outperform Amazon Web Services, IBM and Rackspace. The performancetesting specifically wasfocused on web/app server performance against our leading competitors Amazon, IBM and Rackspace, and the key findings of the report is that our Public CaaS services is way ahead of our competitors, highlights our superior performance, price point and fundamentally our different architecture. It builds our reputation and credibility as a leader in the cloud market, which is a highly noisy with the cluttered cloudmarket, and will be critical to our ability to gain traction with clients and meet our profitability goals.
We are on a path to build-out our MCP offering globally and this becomes your global cloud exchange that increases your business agility and flexibility. Dimension Data Cloud Exchange - ensures our ability to deploy compute resources on a global scale. In addition, our strategically-located Public MCPs have the ability to interconnect or ‘peer’ with one another and other Private MCPs, as capacity requirements ebb and flow. This means performance and latency may be optimized and time-to–service reduced. This model also ensures that any data sovereignty requirements on your part may be satisfied.
With MCP DD can offer Public, Private, Hosted Private, Provider / Community Clouds and Managed Hostiing, hosted at DD data centrePublic MCP: deployed around the world, Public MCPs are accessible by the general public and meet the requirements of a true public cloud: self-service, pay-per-use and with standardized services. Dimension Data’s Public Cloud services are delivered from our Public MCPs.Virtual Private MCP: a partition of our Public MCP that is dedicated to a single client.Private MCP: deployed in a client data center or a third-party data center, a Private MCP is dedicated to a single client. Private MCPs deliver a fully-managed private cloud service.Hosted Private MCP: hosted by Dimension Data, the Hosted Private MCP is dedicated to a single client. Hosted Private MCPs deliver a fully-managed private cloud service.Provider MCP: deployed in a service provider data center or a third-party data center, a Provider MCP is dedicated to a single service provider for the use of its client or a single client. Provider MCPs deliver a fully-managed private cloud service that can be productized into White Label public or private cloud offering.Managed Hosting: Dimension Data goes beyond traditional hosting by addressing the needs of software developers and ISVs to launch new business lines, enter new markets, scale operations and reduce the cost of managing a SaaS application. Our Managed Hosting offering includes management of the network, colocation, servers, networking equipment and the operating system. Our Managed Hosting platform is SSAE 16 and PCI compliant
How is our service different?Security (VLANs, IDS/IPS, firewalls, permissions-based controls)Reliability (best-of-breed technology, network-centric, SLAs)Control (UI and REST API for control, orchestration, provisioning)Performance (hardware-based networking, fast processing,memory, storage and networking, tiered storage, WAN optimization)Support (24x7 support, online community, managed services)
So how can we help you to “step into cloud computing”…..take a leap of faith with a trusted, experienced and global partner!
Dimension Data Saugatuk Webinar
Sr. Director, Solutions Architects
Dimension Data Cloud Business Unit
Director, Marketing Programs
Dimension Data Cloud Business Unit
18th Sept 2013
Understand Real Cloud
Infrastructure Costs to Make the
Best Public Cloud Investment
This Webinar will begin at
September 18th, 2013