Dimension Data buys OpSource to accelerate cloud strategy

Dimension Data announced that it has acquired OpSource,
an enterprise cloud company, in a deal that will see Dimension Data, a wholly owned
subsidiary of NTT Holdings, accelerates its cloud computing services offerings.


At the same time, Dimension Data, a US $4.7 billion ICT
services and solutions provider has created a centralised Cloud Solutions
Business Unit, which will report directly into Dimension Data’s CEO, Brett
Dawson. OpSource will become part of the Dimension Data
Cloud Solutions Business Unit.


OpSource employs
150 staff and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California with operations in
Virginia, United Kingdom, Ireland and India. Over 600 enterprises, service
providers and Software-as-a-Service Independent Software Vendors (ISVs) employ
OpSource’s expertise, experience and cloud automation technology to operate
high-availability, business-critical cloud computing and hosting environments.


Market readiness for cloud services is being enabled by
technology maturation, along with clients’ needs for more flexible
services-centric, IT sourcing options. Our decision to accelerate our focus on
cloud services aligns to our long-standing strategy to become a services-led
business. Over the past few years, Dimension Data has been building
cloud-related skills and capabilities in the areas of virtualization, data
center and storage, managed services and hosting, and IT outsourcing – all
critical to enabling cloud architectures for our clients,” said Brett Dawson,
CEO,Dimension Data.


OpSource brings a rich set of services, a sound cloud
architecture, and extensive experience in cloud services that will meet
immediate client needs – in addition to a cloud infrastructure, which supports
development and growth in this space. We believe OpSource provides us with an
accelerated time-to-market as their infrastructure and services are
well-established and tested. Dimension Data is now well-positioned to provide
our clients with services that help them at each step in their journey toward
cloud architectures,” Dawson added.


Dimension Data’s competencies and capabilities in IT
integration are a strategic differentiator and critical to helping
organizations effectively adopt a cloud architecture.


The Group’s experience with complex multi-national systems
integration projects, coupled with its managed services, data center and
storage, and security expertise are critical to accelerating the transition to
cloud computing for clients across all regions.


Mapping a migration path and architectural design for
cloud is complex and requires in-depth understanding of an organisation’s
entire IT infrastructure, architecture, and relative interdependencies and
risks, according to Treb Ryan, CEO of OpSource.


An understanding of IT integration across disparate
multi-technology, multi-geography, IT environments is critical to evolving
toward cloud-based architectures. We believe that as part of Dimension Data,
OpSource will be better able to capitalize on the global cloud computing market
opportunity. We’re thrilled to be a part of the Dimension Data family,” Ryan


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