Dimension Data Americas CEO Jere Brown has taken a $5.8 billion global company that was once viewed as an old-school IT reseller and transformed it into a nimble cloud services powerhouse. Having the backing and support of Japanse telecommunications giant Nippon Telegraph and Telephone helped a lot. Dimension Data acquired well-respected cloud services provider OpSource and cloud expense management provider Xigo and now finds itself in the well-respected market research Gartner's coveted Magic Services Quadrant for Cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), being mentioned in the same breath as Amazon Web Services. If that isn't enough, the company has also been listed by Gartner in the Magic Quadrant for Communications Outsourcing and Professional Services. File this one under it is possible for an elephant to dance.