Traffic Growth Justifies New Global Cloud Data Centres
South Africa-based ICT services provider Dimension Data is to bring four new global cloud data centres into service over the next three months, enhancing its global coverage and improving its ability to respond to rapid growth in global Internet protocol (IP) traffic volumes. Meanwhile, data networking specialist Oracle will add four new cloud data centres of its own. Both companies foresee significant upticks in demand for enterprise and carrier-class data traffic management and remote storage solutions, reflecting BMI's optimistic views for data services in general.
NTT Corporation-owned Dimension Data will open new managed cloud platform (MCP) locations at Ashburn in the US, Melbourne in Australia (November 2013), London in the UK (January 2014) and São Paulo in Brazil (January 2014), bringing the total number of owned public MCPs globally to 11. The company will then have multiple data centres in each of the Americas, Europe/Middle East/Africa, Asia Pacific and Australia. The company states that its client base is growing rapidly in the US, Australia and Europe and that multiple cloud data centres are required to support business continuity, backup and replication. The São Paulo facility will be Dimension Data's first Latin American MCP and is designed to serve the needs of global enterprises struggling to obtain large capacity solutions in the region.
Oracle's new cloud data centres will enter service in Q214, adding locations in Canada and Germany to its global cloud infrastructure and taking the total to 17 facilities worldwide. The cloud data centres are essential to the company's transformation from a storage and networking hardware vendor to a software and solutions-led provider. Its Oracle Cloud solution offers a range of integrated services running in a secure, enterprise and standards-based platform.
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