AC3 selects Dimension Data as preferred Cloud Service Provider

Infrastructure as a service specialist collaborates with leading IT services and solutions provider

Dimension Data Australia, the ICT services and solutions provider, today announced that ac3 (Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications) has chosen Dimension Data as its preferred cloud service provider to support ac3’s clients in the public and private sector. As part of the contract between the two organisations, ac3 will now utilise Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform™ (MCP), the global delivery platform for all its cloud services, and CloudControl™, Dimension Data’s cloud management system that automates provisioning, orchestration, administration and billing.

ac3 provides IT infrastructure management to clients including the NSW Government, offering a variety of managed services including operating systems management, database administration, network and security management, and storage management. The company is committed to providing the highest levels of service to its clients.

Dimension Data’s MCP offers a unique commercial structure and is a key part of ac3’s infrastructure as a service (IaaS) offering, along with storage, data management and perimeter security services. The pre-configured infrastructure provides ac3 access to an orchestration layer for the deployment of cloud infrastructure, allowing ac3 the ability to manage its clients’ migration to the cloud more effectively.

“ac3 and Dimension Data have had the opportunity to work together in the past through mutual clients, and we are delighted that ac3 has now selected Dimension Data to be a core part of its growing infrastructure as a service offerings,” said Rodd Cunico, Australian CEO, Dimension Data.

“ac3 delivers professional management of computing infrastructure, hosted in its secure and reliable data centres. With Dimension Data, ac3 can be assured that its clients are able to accelerate their adoption of cloud computing, be more agile, achieve lower IT infrastructure management expenses, and reduce cloud migration complexity and risk.”

“Dimension Data was the clear choice for managing our clients’ cloud computing environments. We were impressed by the inherent security features as well as the automation of cloud resource provisioning,” said Philip McCrea, CEO of ac3.

“This initiative enables us to offer our clients a valuable additional level of service by providing them with infrastructure to run their business applications instead of them having to procure their own equipment. Combining Dimension Data’s platform with ac3’s experience gained from co-location and managed services, gives us the ability to deliver cloud computing solutions to our clients with improved service level agreements.

Notes to editors

This press release follows Dimension Data’s launch of its Global Cloud Services. The complete statement is available here.

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About ac3

The Australian Centre for Advanced Computing and Communications (ac3) provides professional management services for computing and networking equipment to best practice standards. All equipment is housed in secure, reliable data centres at the Australian Technology Park in Eveleigh, NSW and at Global Switch Sydney’s Darling Harbour.

ac3 is a private company jointly owned by the NSW Government and eight NSW universities.

About Dimension Data
Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc 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. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.