Wednesday, 07 May 2014 17:56

Dimension Data gets the tick from SAP


Enterprise software developer SAP has certified Dimension Data as a global provider of cloud and hosting services for SAP solutions.

Dimension Data's hosting and cloud services have been certified by SAP for the delivery of SAP software, including ERP, Supply Chain Management, Customer Relationship Management, Product Lifecycle Management, Supplier Relationship Management, and BusinessObjects Business Intelligence.

Dimension Data offers a set of pre-configured cloud server images for cost-effective SAP provisioning. In most cases a new SAP ERP cloud server can be operational on Dimension Data's Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) within 30 minutes.

Customers can use Dimension Data's standardised cloud server images for SAP ERP (SAP enhancement package 7 for SAP ERP 6.0, Windows 2008 R2 and Microsoft SQL Server 2012) for quick deployment or if necessary configure their own environments.

The company has pre-built accelerators for small, medium and large-scale cloud deployments of SAP software, though customers must provide their own SAP licences.

"Our enterprise clients and provider partners can benefit from the right size, right scale and right time characteristics of the cloud to deliver significant cost savings and efficiency gains for their cloud-based SAP applications coupled with our experience in optimising the data centre," said IT-as-a-Service business unit group executive Steve Nola.

"SAP is the world's leading provider of enterprise software and services, and the certification of our cloud and hosting services is a vital part of our global strategy to enable clients to offload their SAP applications in production environments and temporary workloads."

The SAP certification was granted after an extensive review by SAP to validate the operational integration of Dimension Data's support of SAP applications to help ensure compliance with SAP's requirements for quality, availability and security. Recertification is required every two years.

Dimension Data's MCP operates from data centres around the world including Sydney and Melbourne.

WEBINAR event: IT Alerting Best Practices 27 MAY 2PM AEST

LogicMonitor, the cloud-based IT infrastructure monitoring and intelligence platform, is hosting an online event at 2PM on May 27th aimed at educating IT administrators, managers and leaders about IT and network alerts.

This free webinar will share best practices for setting network alerts, negating alert fatigue, optimising an alerting strategy and proactive monitoring.

The event will start at 2pm AEST. Topics will include:

- Setting alert routing and thresholds

- Avoiding alert and email overload

- Learning from missed alerts

- Managing downtime effectively

The webinar will run for approximately one hour. Recordings will be made available to anyone who registers but cannot make the live event.



Security requirements such as confidentiality, integrity and authentication have become mandatory in most industries.

Data encryption methods previously used only by military and intelligence services have become common practice in all data transfer networks across all platforms, in all industries where information is sensitive and vital (financial and government institutions, critical infrastructure, data centres, and service providers).

Get the full details on Layer-1 encryption solutions straight from PacketLight’s optical networks experts.

This white paper titled, “When 1% of the Light Equals 100% of the Information” is a must read for anyone within the fiber optics, cybersecurity or related industry sectors.

To access click Download here.


Stephen Withers

joomla visitors

Stephen Withers is one of Australia¹s most experienced IT journalists, having begun his career in the days of 8-bit 'microcomputers'. He covers the gamut from gadgets to enterprise systems. In previous lives he has been an academic, a systems programmer, an IT support manager, and an online services manager. Stephen holds an honours degree in Management Sciences and a PhD in Industrial and Business Studies.



Recent Comments