April 4, 2016
ICT services provider Dimension Data today acquired privately owned Ceryx Inc, a Toronto-based provider that offers a suite of services across the Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Suite, including Office 365, Exchange, Sharepoint and Skype for Business for an undisclosed sum.
Ceryx will reside within Dimension Data’s ITaaS service unit. The firm said it will combine Ceryx’s offerings with its Microsoft Services to deliver a portfolio that “spans on-premise, private cloud and public cloud, Office 365 (O365) – or a hybrid of any – for Microsoft Exchange, Sharepoint and Skype for Business (S4B). This includes the Group’s private cloud offering called Cloud Services for Microsoft (CSfM).
Ceryx’s focus is on Fortune 500 clients, primarily in Canada and the U.S.
“Dimension Data’s clients are on a journey to migrate various workloads to the cloud,” said Ettienne Reinecke, the firm’s chief technology officer.
“The optimal fit for them is not one underlying platform, but rather a combination – or hybrid – of platforms for Microsoft Office 365, Exchange, Sharepoint, and Skype for Business. The combined capabilities of Ceryx and Dimension Data’s end-user computing suite of services accelerates our time to market, and facilitates the client’s journey to the cloud.”