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Dimension Data cloud goes TITSUP down under... after EMC storage fail

Dimension Data's Australian cloud has been down for over 24 hours after EMC kit failed. The outage is detailed on this status page recording problems with the company's “AU 1” region dating back to the morning of July 2nd. Dimension Data company says the service has since come back in “a degraded state” and that “Services are …
Simon Sharwood, 04 Jul 2014

Dimension Data launches backup-as-a-service service

There's a new backup-as-a-service player in town, in the form of South African services outfit Dimension Data. DiData has, like a few other large service providers, quietly created a cloud that offers most of the same elasticity as the big-name public clouds but is sold as part of engagements that run far deeper than the …
Simon Sharwood, 07 Feb 2014
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Dimension Data hoovers up NextiraOne's Euro operations

Dimension Data has hoovered up certain subsidiaries of comms and networking integrator NextiraOne after the deal was given the green light by the European Commission's Mergers and Acquisitions team. The cash terms were not disclosed but initially Di Data will swallow 13 Euro country operations – including the UK – and, dependent …
Paul Kunert, 04 Feb 2014
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Dimension Data tables bid to swallow global services biz NextiraOne

NTT-owned Dimension Data has tabled a bid for comms and networking reseller NextiraOne in a deal that is currently awaiting approval by the European Commission's Merger & Acquisitions office. A spokeswoman at South Africa network integrator Di Data confirmed that it had "made an offer" but was unable to make any further …
Paul Kunert, 02 Dec 2013
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Dimension Data opens big digs in Sydney

Dimension Data has invested in a global service centre worth $AU107 million in Sydney. The new facility opened with a headcount of 130 people but it is anticipated that this will expand to 300 employees over the next five years. Dimension Data Australia’s CEO Rodd Cunico said “we have also been able to both win and retain major …
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Dimension Data puffs up cloud partners

South Africa systems integrator Dimension Data launched a wide array of cloudy infrastructure services back in February, and now it is enlisting a service providers to help push the products. Dimension Data, which sports around $5.8bn a year in annual revenues, was acquired for $3.2bn by Nippon Telephone & Telegraph in July 2010 …
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Dimension Data takes on all cloud comers

South Africa–based systems integrator Dimension Data is launching a mashup of its IT services and the cloudy infrastructure it acquired last year along with OpSource, in a new offering it calls Cloud Solutions. It's no more crazy for a system integrator to fluff up infrastructure clouds than it is for the world's largest online …
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DiData adds DCs in three countries

Dimension Data has announced a global expansion of its data centre footprint to help it create a global cloud. The NTT-owned services provider already has a data centre in Ashburn, Virginia. As part of NTT's desire to embiggen its Australian operations, the next DC to be added to DiData's MCP (managed cloud platform) operation …
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End of an era as DiData ditches its distie

In the early 1990s, a mighty force arose in the Australian IT industry. Led by the charismatic Shein brothers, ComTech became a distribution colossus, fuelling the rise and rise of Microsoft and Cisco. ComTech's Sunshine Coast-based Forums were legendary – a who's who of Australian IT turned up, got legless, and either made …
Simon Sharwood, 10 Feb 2014
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Your legacy app sniffs the cloud cauldron and retches ... time to try another recipe

The battle between Amazon Web Services, Google and Microsoft for the public cloud gets a lot of attention, but global managed services provider Dimension Data has thrown its hat into an adjacent ring with a new hybrid Windows Server cloud. DiData's service uses Microsoft's Cloud Platform and Hyper-V everywhere, which means a …
Simon Sharwood, 05 May 2014
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Dimension Data scoops up Teksys

Dimension Data Holdings Plc has bought a UK-based Microsoft infrastructure and licensing services company for an undisclosed sum. The IT services giant said today it had acquired Teksys, which is an MS “gold certified” partner and has clients that include the Bank of England and Watson Wyatt. Teksys, which currently employs 81 …
Kelly Fiveash, 03 Feb 2009
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Dimension Data makes cloud free forecast

Computer services firm Dimension Data Holdings Plc saw first half group revenue climb 23 per cent to $2.17bn and expects the good news to keep coming. The South Africa-headquartered company reported a 58.6 per cent leap in pre-tax profit of $89.7m for the six months ended 31 March 2008, compared to $56.5m a year earlier. Net …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 May 2008
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Dimension Data integrates MS end-to-end service

Dimension Data has integrated Microsoft's end-to-end service management system into its Global Services Operating Architecture (GSOA). The IT infrastructure providers beta-tested Microsoft's System Centre Operations Manager 2007 for six months before fully integrating the service into its GSOA. Dimension Data hopes the …
Kelly Fiveash, 29 Mar 2007
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How much? Who knows. EC gagging order on DiData acquisition continues....

Dimension Data will only chow down on the entire European organisation of NextiraOne once certain sales criteria are met, the South Africa-HQ'd NTT-owned integrator whispered to us as the European Commission comms blockade continues. Acquisitive DiData has emerged as a suitor of the comms and networking reseller NextiraOne but …
Paul Kunert, 04 Dec 2013
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Dimension Data revs up despite US sales slump

Computer services firm Dimension Data Holdings Plc expects to see a 13 per cent rise in revenue for the three months ended 31 December 2008, compared to the same period a year earlier. The South Africa-based company said US sales, that accounts for 15 per cent of DiData’s total hardware and services revenues, fell in the period …
Kelly Fiveash, 20 Jan 2009
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Dimension Data to fill its H1 boots

Dimension Data has declared it is on course to deliver healthy first half results, despite seeing slightly slower growth than last year. The IT services firm said in an interim management statement (pdf) today that the outlook for the group for the six months ended 31 March remained "favourable". The South Africa-headquartered …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Feb 2008
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Cisco and Dimension Data straddle the world

Dimension Data is extending its up close alliance with Cisco beyond North America. The solutions and services vendor and the networking giant will roll out their Global Services Alliance across Europe, Asia and Australia. The North America program covers “planning, design, implementation and management of IT infrastructures”. It …
Team Register, 04 Apr 2006
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Dimension Data profits and rev climb

IT services firm Dimension Data said today that total revenue rose to $3.8bn for the year, up by nearly a quarter on its 2006 results. Pre-tax profit also jumped significantly year-on-year to $150m from $65m previously, while earnings per share are up to 5.6 cents - an increase of 180 per cent on 2006. Dimension Data said in a …
Kelly Fiveash, 14 Nov 2007

NZ blogger names source for data leak tipoff

Blogger Keith Ng, who went public over the deeply-careless kiosk implementation in New Zealand’s Ministry of Social Development job-seeker kiosks, has named the man that gave him the tip-off as Ira Bailey. The revelation, which Ng writes was made with Bailey’s permission, adds a certain spice to the story, since Bailey is an …
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Dimension Data share deal

R&V Technology Holdings Limited has cashed in chips worth 12.3 per cent of Dimension Data. It had bonds worth $100m that on conversion, according to one report, gave R&V the largest holding of all DiData shareholders at 18.2 per cent. DiData was unavailable for comment. In a statement to the City, DiData merely gave the 12.2 …
Team Register, 21 Apr 2006
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Cisco takes on AWS with cloudy desktop-as-a-service plan

Works with VMware and Citrix to deliver DaaS from your bit barn or the cloud Cisco and VMware have responded to Amazon Web Services Workspaces desktop-as-a-service (DaaS) plan with their very own offering that can be deployed to private or public clouds. The new offering blends VMware's recently-acquired Deskone with a Cisco …
Simon Sharwood, 18 Dec 2013
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TSYS dials Dimension Data for financial support

Dimension Data and payment services firm TSYS have teamed up to target financial institutions in Europe, the Middle East, and Asia with improved managed services. Dimension Data's call centre subsidary Merchants will support TSYS' managed services division to provide back-office, cross-selling, and up-selling functions to card …
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Dimension Data doubles profits

IT services firm Dimension Data said that better than expected revenue growth in Africa and Europe contributed to a strong trading performance in the first half of 2007. The IT infrastructure provider announced its six month interim results today, for the period ended March 2007. It said that "the first half of FY2007 was a …
Kelly Fiveash, 09 May 2007
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Dimension gets Unreal

Dimension Data Czech Republic has acquired Unreal Technology for an undisclosed sum. Unreal Technology – a network infrastructure specialist – had estimated revenues in 2005 of $4.5m. Dimension Data Czech Republic is part of the global IT solutions provider, Dimension Data Group. The merger will see 24 staff members from …
Kelly Fiveash, 07 Nov 2006
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Amazon's cloud reign may soon come to an end, says Gartner

The worshipers of Gartner's famed Magic Quadrant have shuffled forth from their back-office tomb clutching jeweled calculators and have proclaimed Amazon the One True Cloud, although they added that it now faces strong competition. The workers of the analyst firm announced Amazon's dominance in a new "Magic Quadrant for Cloud …
Jack Clark, 28 May 2014
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Microsoft rallies channel troops: Sell, sell, sell our spanking new 'Cloud OS'

Microsoft has flexed its on-premises software expertise and armed 25 IT service providers with Redmond technology – so they can snatch back customers lured by siren calls emanating from Amazon Web Services. The new "Cloud OS Network" involves Microsoft dispersing its "Cloud OS" technology among a slew of resellers, distributors …
Jack Clark, 12 Dec 2013
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Dimension Data hit by Asian loss

ComputerWire: IT Industry Intelligence Network integrator Dimension Data Holdings Plc said yesterday that there is little demand for new contracts, and revealed that its Asian operation fell into the red during the first half of its fiscal year. In the six months to March 31, the Johannesburg, South Africa-based company was …
ComputerWire, 17 May 2002

Why you wanna go and put STaaS in their eyes? Toshiba pays $3m for Zadara

Flash foundry operator Toshiba has invested $3m in a startup offering virtual private storage arrays in the cloud, citing a "unique and strong strategic fit" between the two companies. Storage upstart Zadara offers its Virtual Private Storage Arrays (VPSAs) as storage-as-a-service, offering iSCSI or NFS-based storage. Customers …
Chris Mellor, 02 Aug 2013
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Amazon's cloud dwarfs all others, Gartner finds

The disciples of Gartner's Magic Quadrant have sallied forth to reveal the latest findings of their uncaring quadrilateral god – and the results show that Amazon is the one true cloud, followed at a distance by enterprise supplier CSC. The magic quadrant is Gartner's way of ranking technologies, and sees the analyst firm plop …
Jack Clark, 19 Aug 2013
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100-petabyte storage cloud names vendor panel

The Research Data Storage Infrastructure (RDSI) has named the vendors that will be permitted to construct nodes of the AUD$50m project. RDSI aims to create better access to data for researchers, by spreading it nodes to be hosted at different universities. The project is expected to pile up around 100 petabytes of storage and …
Simon Sharwood, 30 May 2012
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Is storage kicking servers in the battle of the bundles?

Converged infrastructure products, integrated computing platforms, single-stack solutions, data centre in a box: whatever you call them, the benefit of buying storage, servers and networking in a single, pre-engineered bundle is that, vendor-wise, when something goes wrong, you've only got one butt to kick. That's not quite how …
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DiData buys itself a hunk of cloud

Dimension Data, the South African services giant, has bought a US-based enterprise cloud hosting and storage company called OpSource. The company is creating a central Cloud Solutions Business Unit to house OpSource. It will report directly to chief executive Brett Dawson. OpSource has 150 staff. It is headquartered in Santa …
John Oates, 01 Jul 2011
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Dimension Data’s 'very good year'

Dimension Data gave itself a pat on the back yesterday for a “very good year”, which saw it return to the black. Sales at the networking reseller group advanced 13.8 per cent to $2.83bn for the 12 months to 30 September 2005, and net income was $17.764m (2004: -$37.803m). The South African-domiciled firm notes a “favourable …
Team Register, 17 Nov 2005

Oz shared services collapse looks bad for NetApp

Opponents of shared IT services in government have a new case study they can point to, and NetApp's busy executives have another tricky item to consider after a major Australian shared services organisation failed. That agency is CenITex, created in 2008 by the government of Australian state Victoria. CenITex's original vision …
Simon Sharwood, 24 May 2013

Fukushima sends Japanese IT to the cloud

Analysis The devastating triple whammy of earthquake, tsunami and nuclear meltdown which struck Japan in March 2011, has led many IT managers to rebuild their infrastructure with a key focus on disaster recovery and business continuity, according to experts. It’s an effort which has had obvious knock-on benefits for cloud …
Phil Muncaster, 03 Sep 2013
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Long-lost IT bigwig found in Surrey forest

Dimension Data's former long serving EMEA CEO Russell Bolan has ditched the corporate lifestyle to hang out in the woods. The channel bigwig quit the rat race at the end of 2009 and has spent the time managing a 73 acre forest on the Surrey and Hampshire border but he is not, as it turns out, single-handedly trying to tackle the …
Paul Kunert, 13 Jul 2011
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DiData stares down the recession

Dimension Data grew revenue by 19.4 per cent in 2010, although this was flattered by moves in its main currencies - especially the South African Rand and the Aussie dollar. Stripping out currency moves, the reseller still grew sales by 9.9 per cent and margins were up from 4.9 per cent to 5 per cent. Revenue for the year ended …
John Oates, 17 Nov 2010
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Cisco enlists NCR in Middle East, Africa server push

Hoping to get a bigger slice of the server racket in the Middle East and Africa – you know, the part of EMEA that is still showing some signs of life – Cisco Systems has tapped The Cash to peddle its Unified Computing System blade and rack servers. The Cash, of course, refers to National Cash Register, the provider of ATM, point …
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DiData claims strong trading in interim results

Dimension Data reported a "strong trading performance" for its third quarter, which should reassure its soon-to-be parent NTT. The South African-spawned, London-listed distie said turnover in constant currency was up 22 per cent for the period ending June 30, albeit against a relatively weak quarter last year. It highlighted a …
Joe Fay, 19 Aug 2010
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MacTel, Verizon score AGIMO gig

Enterprise grade telecommunications companies Macquarie Telecom and Verizon have secured coveted spots on the Australian Government Information Management Office's (AGIMO) Telecommunications Internet Based Network Connections (IBNC) Panel. AGIMO announced the additions on its blog and said that further companies may be added to …
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Megacorps accuse Chinese fab workers of pilfering designs

Multinationals based in China are increasingly worried about their local workforce stealing valuable intellectual property but many are failing to act in a timely and proactive manner to combat information security threats, according to a panel of security experts. Speaking at the 13th annual Info-Security Conference in Hong …
Phil Muncaster, 11 May 2012
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Hong Kong firms also at risk from Chinese hackers

Security experts have warned multinationals with bases in Hong Kong that they are not immune to cyber attack from China despite the shared sovereignty between the Special Administrative Region (SAR)and its mainland parent. The Chinese authorities have long been blamed for either officially sanctioning cyber espionage attacks on …
Phil Muncaster, 01 Jun 2012
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NTT spends £2bn on DiData

NTT, the Japanese telco, has bought Dimension Data, the South African but London-listed reseller group. NTT is offering £2.1bn, or £1.20 a share, for the company. The cash offer has already been accepted by directors, Venfin DD Holdings Limited and Allan Gray who together represent 52 per cent of issued shares. NTT is primarily …
John Oates, 15 Jul 2010
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Steady as she goes at DiData

Dimension Data today issued an upbeat interim management statement for the period 1 April to 18 August. 18. The reseller giant experienced “good demand”, achieved gross margin stability, kept a lid on costs and maintained a sold net cash position. It is confident that it will deliver on management expectations of a strong …
Team Register, 18 Aug 2008
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DiData buys Kiwi dealer

South African distie Dimension Data is paying an undisclosed amount for a New Zealand services company Integral Axon Computer Systems. The privately-held Kiwi firm claims assets of NZ$ 37,964,699 (£18m), is one of only five Large Account Microsoft-approved resellers in the country and the only tier one IBM dealer. The deal will …
John Oates, 06 Oct 2010
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Cable & Wireless in talks to acquire 2e2

Cable & Wireless Worldwide has opened acquisition talks with systems integrator 2e2, according to industry insiders. Sources reckon that long term 2e2 backer Duke Street Capital (DSC), which acquired 2e2 from venture capitalist Gresham in September 2006 for £130m, is edging toward its five-year exit plan. A second private …
Paul Kunert, 14 Jun 2011
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Surviving the cloud computing boom

Cloud computing launches in Australia are coming thick and fast. Already, more than 30 companies position themselves as offering hosted cloud services, and the number is rising quickly. The rapid acceleration in the cloud provider market looks very much like at least one other boom in the Australian Internet market: the VoIP …
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DiData placing makes two big shareholders even bigger

Dimension Data raised £60.2m in a new share issue yesterday to help buy out the minorities of its Asian subsidiary, Datacraft. But the placing, equivalent to eight per cent of the newly enlarged share capital, has left two investors with very big stakes in the multinational reseller. Luckily for DiData, the issue was fully …
Team Register, 23 Jul 2008
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DiData is Cisco God

Dimension Data bagged three gongs yesterday from Cisco at the data networking vendor's annual partner summit in San Diego. The company has been named Cisco Global IPC (Internet Protocol Communications) Partner of the Year, Cisco APAC (Asia Pacific) Partner of the Year (Datacraft Asia) and Cisco Emerging Markets Partner of the …
Team Register, 21 Mar 2006
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DiData sells sub-scale Swedish sub

Dimension Data has sold its Swedish operations to Cygate, a subsidiary of TeliaSonera. Terms were undisclosed, which means that the sale price was nothing to write home about. According to DiData, its Swedish business was sub-scale and it has prioritised its investments in other market. The South-African owned reseller says it …
Team Register, 13 Apr 2007