Cloud Computing: Dimension Data Offers SMEs 14-Day Trial

Cloud Computing: Dimension Data Offers SMEs 14-Day Trial

Information and Communications Technology solutions provider, Dimension Data, is offering Small and Medium Enterprises a 14-day trial of its global Managed Cloud Platform recently inaugurated in Nigeria.

The General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Dimension Data Nigeria, Mr. Jide Agbaje, on Friday in Lagos, said MCP was now available in Nigeria to serve the needs of public and private enterprises, as well as the service providers.

Dimension Data’s cloud offering, according to him, will enable clients to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, increase strategic agility, lower ICT infrastructure management expenses, and reduce cloud migration complexity and risk.

Cloud technology presents a new consumption model for ICT solutions and services wrapped in a predictable, monthly commercial model, which allows its adopters to reduce cost as cloud reduces the total cost of ownership of managing infrastructure and applications.

Agbaje said, “The availability of cloud computing in Nigeria makes it easier for organisations to harness the cost and agility benefits of cloud as it provides organisations high speed access to secure, enterprise-class public, private, hybrid and hosted private cloud services in the country.

“Our cloud IaaS offerings are designed to address the performance and security concerns of organisations. We have made it easier and less complex for organisations of every size to benefit from the flexibility and scale of cloud technologies through automation and broad global coverage,” he added.

Speaking in the same vein, the Solutions Executive, Dimension Data Africa, Mr. Tony Munro, said, “While the benefits of cloud computing are very compelling, the complexity of planning, building and managing cloud infrastructure, is significant. Cloud providers need to address client concerns about security, compliance, integration, performance, capital expense requirements, as well as deployment and operational risks – to allow clients accelerate their Cloud journey.”

Munro explained that the company’s public cloud services were available immediately, adding that dedicated private cloud services could be deployed in a matter of weeks.

This, he said, would allow clients to enjoy the benefits of fully automated cloud architecture without the risks or excessive time associated with building the architecture itself.

According to him, Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service solutions that provide self-service, on-demand, cloud-based computer, storage and networking resources which are fully managed using a Web-based or REST-based Application Interface.


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