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Dimension Data opens new cloud data centre in Toronto

September 3, 2014  

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Dimension Data today launched a new Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) in Toronto, part of a global network of cloud data centres that the company said delivers cloud services to clients across the globe. The new Toronto location brings the number of MCPc Dimension Data has deployed worldwide to 12.

Dimension Data’s network of MCPc offers clients a choice of global cloud data centers in which to deploy servers and storage. Using a web-based interface or API, clients can choose the Toronto destination, provision and configure virtual local area networks (Vans) and firewalls, and report on administration and usage, the company said.

Steve Nola, group executive of Dimension Data’s Ideas business unit said, “the cloud economy contributes nearly $5 billion annually to the Canadian GDP, and this contribution will continue to grow.

Toronto, he added, is the data centre capital of Canada. The new MCP has been built on Cisco, EMC and VMware architectures.

In May, Dimension Data announced its plans for an MCP in New Zealand, which is expected to launch later this year.

Other locations include Santa Clara, London, Amsterdam, Sydney and Tokyo.

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