By: Steve Joubert | Dimension Data | Group Executive | Next-generation Data Centres

If you ask today’s IT leaders about their cloud computing plans, it quickly becomes clear that it’s no longer a question of ‘if’ they’ll transition workloads to cloud – it’s a matter of ‘when’ and ‘how’.

It’s not just the need to cut costs that’s driving interest in cloud. Organisations across all industries have realised that they need to move fast to reinvent themselves to embrace a new digital age, one in which technology is built, evaluated, marketed, sold, used, serviced, and supported very differently. They need to revolutionise the way their businesses operate in order to meet their customers’ expectations for greater agility and speed, and access to information. The CIO’s mandate is clear: transform IT to meet this digital future.

Creating an agile cloud infrastructure is the first step in enabling this change. The good news is that Dimension Data and EMC recently formed the Catalyst Alliance in order to help CIOs to accelerate this transformation within their operations. This strategic four-year market development initiative will focus on simplifying the move to cloud computing for mid-sized enterprises.

Together, Dimension Data and EMC will invest to define, market, and sell solutions that streamline the move to and ongoing management of hybrid IT. The two organisations will provide businesses with comprehensive offerings that cover on- premise, off-premise, private, public, and hybrid cloud with a range of managed services.

But that’s not all. A dedicated team of technical and sales specialists from Dimension Data and EMC will work with IT leaders to select solutions with the option to subscribe to flexible consumption models in order to manage as much, or as little, of a service as they need.

To find out more about the benefits that this partnership holds in store, view an infographic or read the press release.

EMC and Dimension Data are bringing great value to our clients jointly: https://youtu.be/jV42aNj6EkM