Dimension Data Holdings has achieved Cisco Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) designation.
The Cisco Cloud Provider Certification recognizes Dimension Data's investment in operating its data centres to offer cloud IaaS services in a multi-tenant environment to end clients.
As part of the certification process, Cisco audited Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform (MCP), providing the assurance that the architecture fully supports the deployment of cloud services across public and private cloud environments leveraging Cisco as the core networking technology.
Announced in February this year, Dimension Data offers public and private cloud Compute-as-a-Service (CaaS), a cloud IaaS that provides self-service, on-demand, provisioning of cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources on a global basis.
Using a web-based user interface, or application interface (API), end users are able to automatically provision Cisco hardware based VLANs, firewalls, multicast, and Network Address Translation (NAT) to control and secure their cloud environment.