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Dimension Data targets to quadruple its data centre business by 2018

Zafar Anjum | April 23, 2014
The urgent global need for data centre transformation is driving demand for next-generation data centre

Dimension Data will quadruple the size of its data centre business to USD4 billion in the next five years, the US$ 5.8 billion global solutions and services provider announced today.

Currently, the Group has a US$1 billion data centre business with a significant presence in all major regions.

Now it's looking to aggressively grow and scale these businesses both organically and through acquisition. In addition, Dimension Data believes its access to a significant set of data centre assets across its parent company, the NTT Group, differentiates the business, the company said in a statement.

"In all regions and with all clients, large and small, there is an urgent need to undergo the transformation process needed to not only achieve better data centre performance and manage disruptive technologies but also to become progressively greener, in terms of environmental custodianship," says Steve Joubert, Group Executive for the Data Centre Business Unit.

Joubert says that the cloud, virtualisation 3.0, and software-defined everything have changed the data centre landscape forever. "New workloads, users, connected devices, and locations are compounding the pressure on the data centre and our clients are asking for help in dealing with all of this in a way that helps their data centre become a true 'business response centre', capable of being agile and speedy when the business needs it to be."

Currently Dimension Data operates 12 public cloud locations around the world and further locations are coming online in the next few quarters. 



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