Thursday, May 29, 2014

Dimension Data to Offer Cloud-based Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service

Dimension Data, which is the $6 billion global ICT solutions and services division of NTT, announced plans to launch cloud-based Enterprise Mobility-as-a-Service (EMaaS) that will provide enterprise clients with an extensive policy framework and secure access to corporate information from any device, ensuring appropriate authentication and corporate governance adherence.

Dimension Data's EMaaS offering will deliver comprehensive policy-based, device-independent, mobile device management, mobile expense management, and integration to the enterprise underpinned by true cloud principles of automation and consumption-based commercials. The service, which utilizes a cloud-based consumption model, enables organizations to rapidly scale deployments while easily managing the complex environment of mobile devices, data access and expense management. Due to the complex nature of mobility deployments, the EMaaS offering is complemented by Dimension Data's Systems Integration and Professional Services competencies and addresses the full spectrum of an organization's enterprise mobility needs.

The company said EMaaS establishes the platform for the Group's future initiatives that will see Dimension Data announce increased functionality and feature sets that assist enterprise clients to deal with their rapidly changing end user computing requirements.  

"The launch of EMaaS is an important step for Dimension Data as it marks the establishment of the platform that we will use to rapidly evolve to deliver enterprises with a suite of services that addresses their emerging user-centric end-user computing requirements. EMaaS was designed to address an immediate requirement of enterprise clients around mobile devices, smart devices and how to ensure these new devices can be incorporated into their business in a rapid, yet controlled and secure way. EMaaS is an integral component of the Group's combined strategy to support a truly user-centric computing model through our Cloud, Enterprise Mobility and End-user Computing groups," stated Ettienne Reinecke, Dimension Data's Group CTO and Group Executive, End-user Computing.

Cisco recently named  Dimension Data as one of its key partners to extend its vision of the Intercloud.  The partners will align their public cloud infrastructure to the Cisco Cloud architecture and deliver Cisco Cloud services to customers and resellers.Cisco's open Intercloud allows local hosting and local provider options that enable data sovereignty. The hybrid cloud capabilities that differentiate the Cisco Cloud are built upon the Cisco Application Centric Infrastructure (ACI) and Cisco Intercloud Fabric technologies.

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