Kathmandu taps into Dimension Data's public cloud

Kathmandu CIO says compute-as-a-service offering will enable its new customer relationship management project

Adventure clothing and equipment supplier Kathmandu has contracted Dimension Data to deploy cloud service infrastructure as it looks to expand its presence beyond New Zealand, Australia and the UK.

Kathmandu has selected Dimension Data’s public compute-as-a-service offering to provide on-demand, self-service, pay-for-use access and control of virtual servers, storage and networking.

Kathmandu was already a Dimension Data customer.

Kathmandu CIO Grant Taylor says that with a new customer relationship management project in the pipeline, saving time and ensuring flexibility is crucial to Kathmandu’s productivity.

“Our vision for 2013 and beyond is to make use of Dimension Data’s advanced cloud services. This means we will have the ability to start projects immediately and scale easily to meet demand,” he says.

Kathmandu is now able to configure its own networks, servers or storage on any of Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platforms (MCPs) around the world.

The deployment coincides with the launch of the latest Dimension Data Managed Cloud Platform in Hong Kong – a capability that will be available immediately to Kathmandu. According to Dimension Data the Hong Kong platform is one of six MCPs across the world that provide organisations low latency access to secure, enterprise-class public, private and hosted cloud services within the Asia Pacific region. Other MCPs are in the US, The Netherlands, Australia and South Africa.

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