Dimension Data will hire 300 data center experts over the next year-and-a-half as it acts on plans to quadruple revenue.
The ICT products and services provider, which sits on the Channel Partners advisory board, said on Tuesday that it intends to increase its data center business from $1 billion to $4 billion by 2018. It will do this by making acquisitions and hiring specialists.
“As a provider of solutions and services – not an equipment manufacturer – we are dependent on the quality and skills of great people to help us deliver the best service to our clients,” said Steve Joubert, group executive of Dimension Data’s data center business unit.
The beefed-up focus comes as enterprises, government agencies and other organizations increasingly adopt cloud and managed services, which require the use of data centers. To those points, Infonetics says the off-premises cloud services market will top $200 billion in 2018, and MarketsandMarkets predicts the worldwide managed services market will hit $193.34 billion by 2019, up from $107.17 billion in 2014.
With that demand in mind, Dimension Data will hire across a range of geographies, including the United States, Singapore, Hong Kong, India, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, West and East Africa, the United Arab Emirates, the United Kingdom and Germany. The company also will focus on the Association of Southeast Asian Nations, Benelux and France.
Dimension Data is part of the NTT Group.