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Microsoft Awards Dimension Data Cloud Accelerate Partner Status

DAILYHOSTNEWS, October 28, 2011 – Dimension Data has achieved the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Partner status. The status is held by less than one percent of Microsoft partners around the world. Coupled with Dimension Data’s existing Microsoft Hyper-V Private Cloud partner status, it re-enforces the Group’s position around providing clients with architectures and roadmaps for adopting cloud computing, at a pace that suits the client.

Launched in 2010, The Microsoft Cloud Accelerate Programme is designed to showcase and support the top partners committed to delivering the next generation of cloud services to their clients.  Dimension Data achieved the status by demonstrating excellence in service delivery and a proven track record of delivering cloud projects around the world.  Cloud Accelerate Partners are able to further their capabilities via access to relevant online services, Microsoft promotion of cloud capabilities and access to higher levels of pre-sales training and technical support

Peter Menadue, Dimension Data’s Group General Manager, Microsoft Solutions said, “Dimension Data has reached yet another milestone in our long-standing relationship with Microsoft.  We recognize the value of working together when deploying solutions for our clients.  Indeed, leveraging the Microsoft skills and support is often the backbone of our implementations.

“Being awarded Cloud Accelerate Partner status dovetails well with Dimension Data’s strategy around providing clients with a step-by-step approach in  their journey towards cloud computing.  Over the past few years, the Group has been building cloud-related skills and capabilities in the areas of virtualization, data center and storage, managed services and hosting, as well as IT outsourcing – all critical to enabling cloud architectures for clients.”

In June this year, Dimension Data took another step in its cloud journey when it acquired OpSource, a US-based enterprise cloud company, and at the same time created a centralized Cloud Solutions Business Unit.

Josh Waldo, senior director in the Worldwide Partner Group at Microsoft, said in his remarks, “We are excited about Dimension Data joining the Microsoft Cloud Accelerate program which provides top cloud partners with technical and business support to build and sell cloud solutions based on Microsoft technologies, offering incredible value to customers. The partners in this program are doing amazing things and are looking to differentiate their business and better serve customers with Microsoft cloud solutions.”

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients.
Website: www.dimensiondata.com

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