Dimension Data launches global cloud partner program
By Asia Cloud Forum editors 01-Aug-2012
Dimension Data, a global ICT services and solutions provider, recently unveiled its OneCloud Partner Programme that enables service providers, education institutions, government agencies and trading communities to rapidly bring cloud services to market.
The program taps on the company's global managed cloud platform, sales and marketing enablement services, as well as its Cloud Exchange ecosystem of cloud service providers. It also complements its Provider Compute-as-a-Service that was introduced in February 2012. The latter delivers an enterprise-class cloud infrastructure-as-a-service that can be marketed under the provider's own brand.
"The Dimension Data OneCloud Partner Programme helps our partners bring their own cloud services to market more quickly," said Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data's Cloud Business Unit. "Building, integrating and launching a new cloud service is time-consuming, costly and a new journey for many of our clients. We aim to assist our partners in bringing a competitive cloud service to market more rapidly to respond to the growing demand for cloud services."
Additionally, partners that achieve an Alliance Member status are able to access Dimension Data's Cloud Exchange, a platform that enables partners to expand their cloud footprint across multiple regions. Through the platform, partners can exchange traffic seamlessly by leveraging other partners' capacity and cloud services on-demand. Dimension Data's CloudControl cloud management system provides the metering, accounting and billing across partners and regions.