Dimension Data has added four new global cloud data centres to help address the demand for cloud services.

The new locations include Virginia - US (currently available), Melbourne - Australia (November 2013), London - UK (January 2014) and Sao Paulo - Brasil (January 2014). This will bring the number of managed cloud platform (MCP) locations to 11.

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DiData cloud business unit CEO, Steve Nola, said the addition of these four key MCP locations adds capacity to the United States, Australia and Europe, where the client base is growing rapidly and required multiple cloud data centres to support business continuity, backup and replication within the region.

Other MCP locations include: San Jose, California and Ashburn, Virginia, US; Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Sydney, Australia; Johannesburg, South Africa; Tokyo, Japan and Hong Kong, China.

MCPs host the company's public cloud Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) and managed hosting services. It provides users in that region with low-latency access to secure, enterprise-class public, private and hosted private cloud services.