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Dimension Data Teams with CA Technologies to Drive Operations-as-a-Service Offering

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June 20, 2011

Dimension Data Teams with CA Technologies to Drive Operations-as-a-Service Offering

By Rajani Baburajan, TMCnet Contributor

CA Technologies (News - Alert), a provider of IT management software and solutions, announced it is collaborating with Dimension Data Asia Pacific – formerly known as Datacraft Asia – a provider of IT infrastructure solutions, to drive enterprise cloud adoption throughout Asia Pacific.

As part of this alliance, Dimension Data (News - Alert) has developed Operations-as-a-Service (OaaS) offerings based on CA Technologies virtualization management, service automation, capacity management, and service assurance solutions to operate cloud infrastructure, company sources said.

Through its OaaS offerings, Dimension Data helps its clients maintain control of service delivery and assure the performance of IT and business services across private, public and hybrid clouds. The offerings are designed to help customers achieve greater business agility, reduce risk, and control costs.

The virtualization management, service automation, and capacity management solutions from CA Technologies help Dimension Data's Asia Pacific clients accelerate IT and business service delivery while simultaneously minimizing cost and risk, company officials said.

The company’s CA Automation Suite for Data Centers enables organizations to simplify, control, and dynamically automate service delivery across heterogeneous physical, virtual and cloud environments while the CA Capacity Manager enables to guarantee service levels to the business, make the right IT investment decisions with confidence, and clearly communicate the cost and value of IT to stakeholders across the enterprise.

“Cloud ecosystems must be fueled by speed, innovation, and scale to thrive,” said Dexter Wee, general manager for Performance Optimization, Dimension Data Asia Pacific, in a statement. “Working with CA Technologies gives us the competitive advantage by allowing us to combine the best new technology with our expertise in hardware and operations management.”

This helps their clients deliver better business results without being bogged down by IT complexity, company officials said.

“Dimension Data has a large footprint in enterprise data centers across Asia Pacific and is an ideal partner for CA Technologies in the region's fast-growing cloud computing market,” said Tan Kwang Meng, vice president, Partners and Alliances, CA Technologies, Asia Pacific, in a statement. “We are excited that they have committed to us by investing in personnel skilled in our solutions. We look forward to continued collaboration.”

Dimension Data Asia Pacific is also an authorized reseller of CA Technologies service assurance, service automation and virtualization management solutions through its systems integration (SI) business. This alliance helps the companies pursue growth opportunities in private cloud and application performance management.

In another announcement CA Technologies said it has been recognized by The Computerworld Honors Program as a 2011 Laureate for its participation in TM Forum's (News - Alert) Secure, Federated Service Management Catalyst project.

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Rajani Baburajan is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of Rajani's articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Carrie Schmelkin

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