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Private Compute-as-a-Service

  1. 1. datasheetDimension DataPrivate Compute-as-a-ServiceOrganisations are increasingly looking to cloud computing toimprove competitiveness and business agility, simplify businessprocesses and reduce time to market. Cloud services provide on-demand, self-service access to servers, applications and softwaredevelopment platforms.Private Compute-as-a-Service Private CaaS components Infrastructure within a clientPrivate Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) is Private CaaS is the only dedicated, data centrea dedicated cloud infrastructure-as-a- private cloud IaaS offering that includes Dimension Data will install and manageservice (IaaS) that provides on-demand, hardware-based security and scalability, the Private CaaS equipment at a client’sself-service, pay-for-use access and complete customisation and control, easy data centre, which will provide the publiccontrol of virtual servers, storage and integration, 24x7 live support and strong IP connectivity, space, power, heating,networking. Our Private CaaS is hosted performances guarantees. Our Private CaaS ventilation and air-conditioning.within a client’s data centre and includes Service comprises: cloud servers and cloudenterprise-class security, controls and networks.performance guarantees as well as a Accessing the Private CaaS • loud servers: highly configurable, CREST-based application interface (API) for secure, virtual machines that provide You can access the Private CaaS via theeasy integration into backend systems, granular control and allow easy Internet using the web-based administrativeenterprise system management tools or customisation. Each cloud server can be user interface or REST-based API.third-party cloud applications. configured with up to 8 CPUs, 64 GB of RAM and 2.5 TB of storage. Private CaaS service levelOverview of Dimension Data • loud networks: VLANs built on C agreementPrivate CaaS Cisco hardware-based networking • Network uptime guaranteeKey features: providing network isolation, security and performance for a client’s environment. • Server uptime guarantee• Simple-to-use, self-service access Cloud networks can be customised with • upport response time guarantee S• Fully-managed service additional networking features such as • Latency guarantee firewalls, load balancing, multicast and• Enterprise security and compliance network address translation.• Enterprise performance • loud files: provide an API based file C• End-user controls storage solution designed to allow secure• Optional managed services storage and retrieval of data. • loud software: commercial software C deployed on a cloud server that enables organisations to consume enterprise applications on a pay-for-use basis, hourly or monthly.
  2. 2. datasheet | Dimension Data Private Compute-as-a-ServicePrivate CaaS servicemanagementDimension Data provides comprehensive,ongoing management of the entire privatecloud infrastructure as part of our PrivateCaaS offering. This includes responsibilityfor maintaining the following:• hysical infrastructure (servers, P networking equipment, storage)• Underlying operating systems• VMware software• imension Data CloudControl™ cloud D management systemUptime MaintenanceDimension Data’s Uptime Maintenanceincludes traditional break-fix support suchas troubleshooting and incident restorationwithin agreed service levels.Cloud support – 24x7x365Dimension Data’s monitoring systemsreport to a central aggregation engine thatdrives Dimension Data’s Private and PublicCaaS client care and technical supportfor all emergency or after hours client-to-Dimension Data communications.Dimension Data Managed CloudPlatform™ Dimension Data Private CaaS is the onlyDimension Data’s Cloud Services aredelivered on our Managed Cloud dedicated, private cloud IaaS offering thatPlatform™ (MCP), a fully-managed includes hardware-based security andcloud delivery platform. Hosted within aDimension Data or client data centre, the scalability, complete customisation andMCP comprises industry-leading hardwareand software, coupled with virtualisation control, easy integration, 24x7 live supporttechnology, operating system software,and Dimension Data CloudControl™. and strong performance guarantees.Dimension Data CloudControl™ is ourcloud management system that provides Global availability Pricingoperational control and automation ofcloud resource provisioning, orchestration, Our Public CaaS and Hosted Private With our Private CaaS, you pay a one-timeadministration and billing. CaaS are accessible via the Internet from setup and monthly fee for a fixed set of anywhere in the world, anytime. Private resources (CPU, RAM and storage). MCPs are deployed within client data centres and can be accessed via their private network or the public Internet.CS / DDMS-0905 / 02/12 © Copyright Dimension Data 2012 For further information visit: