Flexible software development network solutions reduce time needed to deploy virtual workloads and simplifies private cloud integration

Hong Kong, 9 Jan 2018 – Global ICT solutions and services provider, Dimension Data, has been chosen to provide Software Defined Network (SDN) solutions to one of the world’s largest integrated container transportation, logistics and terminal companies. Under the agreement, Dimension Data will provide them with a flexible virtual network provisioning and service chaining platform that can be deployed with their existing network infrastructure, eliminating the need for investing in new network hardware.

The organisation has consistently focused on providing customer-centric solutions through the use of information technology and innovation, including the use of e-commerce for the management of its cargo process. However, they faced limitations when the existing data centre network architecture failed to provide sufficient flexibility, multi-tenancy features and integration to their private cloud. To overcome these challenges, they are building a next-generation Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system on top of their IaaS cloud platform – and were seeking a solution that would facilitate this, as well as, allow scalability and secured multi-tenancy between carriers.

Dimension Data proposed a solution that unifies the network architecture within the data centre, simplifying processes for data centre expansion and migration. This would allow applications to be deployed as fast as possible and provide a holistic view in ensuring that the infrastructure meets the current and future requirements of the business. The solution approach aims to deliver tangible improvements to operations by shortening the time needed for data centre interconnects and for deploying virtual workloads. This will promote greater agility in scaling the ERP platform through the openstack infrastructure.

“We are excited to be working with one of the world’s largest integrated transport and logistics companies. They are known for their commitment to continuous innovation and services excellence. Our solutions approach and implementation will enable them to scale in an agile and secure manner and we are fully committed to supporting them to meet their evolving business needs and keep them at the forefront of innovation,” said Steven Medeiros, President, Dimension Data Hong Kong.

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About Dimension Data
Dimension Data uses technology to help organisations achieve great things. As a member of the NTT Group, we accelerate our clients’ ambitions through digital infrastructure, hybrid cloud, digital workspaces, and cybersecurity. With a turnover of USD 8 billion in 2017, offices in 46 countries, and 28,000 employees, we deliver wherever our clients are, at every stage of their technology journey. We’re proud to be the Official Technology Partner of Amaury Sport Organisation, which owns the Tour de France, and the title partner of the cycling team, Team Dimension Data for Qhubeka.

In Asia Pacific, we operate in 35 offices across 13 countries. We help clients enable technology, operate their IT infrastructures and transform technology solutions that deliver value. It combines an expertise in digital infrastructure, cybersecurity, customer experience (CX), and digital workplace, with advanced skills in IT outsourcing, IT-as-a-Service, Systems integration services and training. Visit us at http://www.dimensiondata.com