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Bernard Paques
Cloud services from Dimension Data cover natively all facets of enterprise-class industrial data centre automation. How to leverage the Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) to provide Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS), and Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS)? This is what is illustrated in this post, starting with diagram below. The support of IaaS and PaaS is based on several components that are nicely articulated:
Treb Ryan

With all that goes on at the end of summer and the beginning of school, on our more exciting announcements may have passed by unnoticed. On September 1st, Dimension Data made available our first Public Cloud offering in Canada.

This is now our 12th Public Cloud location. One of Dimension Data’s core strengths is the ability to deliver a seamless global product and service on a very local basis. That is reflected in the current number of Public Cloud locations we have. It far outstrips any of the other Public Cloud players. Look at this map just to get a feel. And this isn’t the end.

Bernard Paques

While cloud models have been around for some years, there is still a need to illustrate what these really mean to IT organisations. In this paper we take the particular example of a database service. Its deployment is different if performed on IaaS, on PaaS or on SaaS. We also illustrates how the cloud platform from Dimension Data supports these models.

Gary Ramsay

We have worked with many successful SaaS companies. As they grow and their user base increases, one of the challenges they face is how to scale and whether one Cloud location is enough.

Most EU SaaS companies will have started with a primary location in Europe to make it easier to maintain compliance with data privacy laws. It is certainly not impossible to deploy their SaaS service in a US Cloud location, but it does make data protection compliance significantly more challenging, and will likely lead to difficult objections during sales cycles with European clients.

Treb Ryan

Merriam-Webster defines "balkinization" as: to break up (as a region or group) into smaller and often hostile units.

Balkinization has come to Cloud and it's a disturbing trend.

Recently, one of our competitors announced its exit from traditional public Cloud in order to focus solely on offering Managed Cloud Solutions. You can now only buy Cloud if you buy a bundle of services to go with it. This is a disconcerting announcement.