Dimension Data and its sister NTT Group company, NTT DATA, have launched a new set of services to help move clients SAP workloads to the Cloud.
The new services combine Dimension Data's SAP Cloud certified datacentres with NTT DATA's extensive implementation, migration and application management services, providing clients with expertise and a variety of options as they consider a cloud-based solution for their enterprise applications.
Available in 16 datacentre locations around the world, Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) provides a comprehensive set of services to support SAP applications, and is certified by SAP for cloud, hosting and SAP HANA.
The new services provide clients with a hybrid model that allows SAP to run on Dimension Data's private MCP within the client's datacentre.
It also allows clients to take advantage of its off-premise, shared public MCP for pre-production tasks, resulting in greater efficiency and cost management.
NTT Data offers a complete lifecycle of SAP-related services that span consulting, implementations, upgrades, integration, applications management and automated cloud migration services.
This portfolio includes significant investments in proprietary frameworks and industry-specific tools and accelerators to provide client solutions that improve business processes while increasing speed to market and return on investment.
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Dimension Data group executive, Steve Nola, said many of his clients were telling him they were ready for the next chapter in Cloud - which was moving production applications to a consumption based infrastructure.
"Until recently, clients found that self-service provisioning is complete, while self-service management of applications in the cloud remains challenging," he said.
"That's why Dimension Data is providing software and hands-on attention that will provide our enterprises with the confidence to move their SAP licenses to the Dimension Data cloud."
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NTT Data executive vice president, global business, Kaz Nishihata, said when you added the company's expert services to Dimension Data's resilient and secure cloud platform, clients got an end-to-end solution they could trust.
"NTT DATA will manage the implementation of SAP with fully customised configurations, leverage well-established and automated cloud migration processes, and manage the ongoing services using our proprietary tools to improve service quality and manage costs," he said.
"Combined with Dimension Data's robust cloud platform, we can offer clients the mission critical service levels required for today's SAP environments."
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Dimension Data's MCP provides production quality, high availability and disaster recovery, which is essential for multinational, global implementations, according to a company statement.