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Dimension Data, EMC speed adoption of hybrid cloud

Anuradha Shukla | Sept. 18, 2015
Both jointly announced a strategic market development initiative.

Dimension Data and EMC have joined hands to speed the adoption of hybrid cloud. Both companies have announced a strategic market development initiative called Catalyst Alliance.

Eventually this will help mid-size enterprises to adopt new technology while managing risk.

This initiative will focus on developing solutions that will span private cloud on or off premises, public and hybrid cloud including advanced managed services for storage.

"For many organisations, 'hybrid cloud' is a consequence of uncoordinated cloud investments rather than a strategy for getting more from their cloud investments," said Rick Villars, vice president of Datacenter & Cloud Research at IDC. "Partnerships like Dimension Data and EMC's Catalyst Alliance that facilitate companies' cloud time-to-value while reducing the risk of disruption in IT operations will help companies move from beyond simply having a hybrid set of clouds to enacting a sound, diversified cloud strategy."

Flexible consumption
Dimension Data and EMC's Catalyst Alliance solutions feature flexible consumption based pricing models on storage, cloud and managed services.

A team of sales, technical and marketing specialists from Dimension Data and EMC will work towards aligning client workloads and applications to the best solutions.

Changing business models have challenged the customers who search for technology to grow and innovate. This alliance will enable all these businesses to transform both through scale and speed.

"The Catalyst Alliance will help clients realise the benefits of hybrid cloud that will be used to serve core business applications anywhere in the world. We like EMC's commitment to disruptive innovation to help clients navigate IT transformation," said Steve Nola, Dimension Data's group executive for IT-as-a-Service. "By combining EMC's technology leadership with Dimension Data's extensive services portfolio and global reach, clients are able to accelerate their growth, creating value for their customers and financial returns for their shareholders."


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