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Dimension Data Asia’s cloud platform now in Hong Kong

Zafar Anjum | Jan. 16, 2013
The company extends cloud services to Asia Pacific

Dimension Data has made its Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) available in Hong Kong now, announced the ICT services and solutions provider today.

With this addition, Dimension Data now has five MCPs for all its cloud services. The rest of the MCPs are in the US, The Netherlands, Australia and South Africa.

Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS) solutions that provide self-service, on-demand, cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources. Using a Web-based or REST-based application interface (API), clients are able to provision, access and manage public, private and hosted private cloud services by Dimension Data.

According to a company statement, the Hong Kong MCP enables Dimension Data to further entrench its global cloud presence, making it easier for organisations to harness the cost and agility benefits of a self-service cloud model. Also, it provides organisations low latency access to secure, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services within the Asia Pacific region, said the company in its announcement.

Francis Pang, general manager, Dimension Data Hong Kong said: "The timing of the Hong Kong roll-out is fitting. Hong Kong's Government chief information officer recently announced that cloud computing will be ranked at the top of the government's IT agenda. Dimension Data is proud to be among the first cloud service vendors to be named an approved government public cloud service provider. Now, we're aiming to make the same IT benefits available to Hong Kong's private sector as well. Clients across different sectors in Hong Kong, such as financial, transportation, travel, government and education, have already signed up for our cloud offerings."

In October, the company had announced that Indosat, a leading Indonesian integrated telecoms and data service provider, will offer local enterprises Indosat Cloud, a public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service based on Dimension Data's public cloud.

The company said it plans to aggressively roll out its cloud services with partners in Hong Kong, India and Japan before the end of the year.


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