Dimension Data on Thursday said it has consolidated its cloud businesses into a unified cloud service under one brand.
The Johannesburg, South Africa-based IT services provider said it has brought together its OpSource and BlueFire cloud businesses.
Dimension Data acquired Santa Clara, Calif.-based OpSource on June 30, 2011. OpSource has cloud service operations in California, Virginia, the U.K, Ireland and India, working with more than 600 enterprises, service providers and software-as-a-service ISVs.
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The global services provider bought BlueFire, of Sydney, Australia, on Dec. 15, 2011. With more than 500 SMB customers in Australia, Asia and the Pacific, its services include cloud storage, productivity application hosting, desktop-as-a-service, email security, hosted telephony, private networks, disaster recovery, private networks, and disaster and backup recovery.
Dimension Data said the consolidated businesses will offer a broad range of cloud services that includes its Managed Cloud Platform and CloudControl cloud management system, along with public and private cloud services.
"In addition to stabilizing our global branding, we are improving our engagement with clients for greater clarity, sales velocity and greater alignment," Wesley Johnston, Dimension Data's executive vice president and COO for the Americas, said in an interview with CRN.
In July, the company unveiled in July its OneCloud Partner Program, which enables service providers and partners in education, government and financial trading sectors to quickly deploy cloud services.
This month the company rolled out a cloud services website, which lets customers buy cloud services and resources on-demand.
PUBLISHED OCT. 11, 2012
This story was updated on Oct. 12, 2012, at 11:10 a.m. PST, to correct the title of Dimension Data's Wesley Johnston, who is executive vice president and COO, not CEO.