Dimension Data lands Cisco Intercloud status

Dimension Data has become the first channel player to be signed up by Cisco to the Intercloud programme

Dimension Data has become Cisco's first Intercloud partner just two months after the vendor launched the scheme that aims to provide a global cloud platform that uses the expertise of partners.

At the vendors recent Partner Summit the concept of the Intercloud was kicked off, with a pledge of a billion dollar investment over tow years, as Cisco looked to provide a platform that gave partners the chance to offer customers a suite of services.

On the first day of its Cisco Live event Dimension Data has become the first to get approval to be an Intercloud partner and will provide the vendor with access to its managed cloud platform, that is delivered via 10 cloud platforms around the world.

Dimension Data and Cisco will deliver an IaaS solution that is then packaged with the vendor's technology and SaaS services which can then be delivered by other resellers to users.

“We have been providing cloud services for many years and have developed a robust global cloud service – available across all continents. We are extremely excited to support Cisco and its partners in accelerating the market’s move to cloud services," said Brett Dawson, CEO of Dimension Data.

Rob Lloyd, president, development and sales, at Cisco, said that customers were struggling to navigate through the cloud and it could get more of a global reach working with Dimension Data and the Intercloud ecosystem.

“By harnessing the unique capabilities of application centric infrastructure and Intercloud fabric, Cisco and Dimension Data will help our customers unlock the potential of the hybrid cloud — enabling the right cloud for the right workload, while creating strategic advantages for rapid innovation, and ultimately, business growth.

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