Over the past several years, Dimension Data has been helping our clients get ready for cloud by supporting key cloud enablement solutions and services including virtualisation, managed services and hosting, and IT outsourcing. Additionally, Dimension Data has been investing in acquiring and growing our cloud assets and expertise including BlueFire in Australia, OneCloud in Asia, and aspects of Internet Solutions’ business in Middle East & Africa.
More than 600 enterprises, carriers and Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) ISVs rely on OpSource’s expertise, experience and cloud automation technology to operate high-availability, business-critical hosting environments. The OpSource industry-leading Application Operations service goes beyond the orchestration and automation capabilities of many cloud hosting providers by providing application management, change management, performance management and application optimisation. OpSource’s expertise is further demonstrated by the achievement of industry certifications including SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS Level 1 and European Safe Harbour. In 2010, OpSource was positioned in the Challengers quadrant of Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for “Infrastructure as a Service and Web Hosting” report.
OpSource’s offerings and experience provides a great complement to our existing capabilities and strategy, allowing us to operate dependable enterprise grade cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) solutions, be they private, hosted or public. This acquisition will further accelerate the development of Dimension Data’s Cloud Services and Solutions for our clients, and we believe reflects our on-going commitment to deliver innovative technologies which can provide our clients with greater IT sourcing choices and improve business performance.