Dimension Data Launches Cloud Services in Nigeria


Dimension Data has announced the launch of its global Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) that is now available in Nigeria to serve the needs of public and private enterprise, as well as service providers.

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

Announcing the availability of its cloud services, General Manager, Enterprise Solutions, Dimension Data Nigeria, Jide 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.”

He added that the company’s cloud infrastructure as a Service (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,” Agbaje said.

Speaking in the same vein, Solutions Executive at Dimension Data Africa, 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.”

According to Munro, the company’s public cloud services would be available immediately and dedicated private cloud services could be deployed in a matter of weeks, allowing clients to enjoy the benefits of fully automated cloud architecture without the risks or excessive time associated with building the architectures themselves.

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 which are fully managed using a Web-based or REST-based Application Interface (API). Dimension Data's managed hosting services go beyond infrastructure hosting and also include deployment, management and delivery of applications.