Dimension Data announced Tuesday the Dimension Data OneCloud Partner Program, an initiative that enables service providers, educational institutions, government agencies and trading communities to bring new cloud services to market.
In a press statement, Dimension Data said the program seeks to expedite time to market for cloud services by leveraging Dimension Data’s global Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), sales and marketing enablement services, as well as its Cloud Exchange, allowing an ecosystem of cloud service providers that are able to exchange cloud traffic.
OneCloud complements the Provider Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS), which was launched in February 2012, by providing clients with the marketing and sales enablement required to accelerate their cloud business, reducing time to market.
“The Dimension Data OneCloud Partner Program helps our partners bring their own cloud services to market more quickly," said Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s Cloud Business Unit. “Building, integrating and launching a new cloud service is time-consuming, costly and a new journey for many of our clients. We aim to assist our partners in bringing a competitive cloud service to market more rapidly to respond to the growing demand for cloud services."
Additionally, partners that achieve an Alliance Member status are able to access Dimension Data’s Cloud Exchange, a platform that enables partners to expand their cloud footprint across multiple regions, providing a consistent and compatible experience across shared infrastructures and technologies. The global Cloud Exchange also enables partners to exchange traffic seamlessly by leveraging other partners’ capacity and cloud services on-demand. Dimension Data’s CloudControl cloud management system provides the metering, accounting and billing across partners and regions.