Dimension Data has achieved Cisco Cloud Provider Certification with a Cisco Powered Cloud infrastructure as a service (IaaS) designation. 
The Cisco Cloud Provider Certification recognises Dimension Data’s investment in operating its data centres to offer cloud IaaS services in a multi-tenant environment to clients.
As part of the certification process, Cisco audited Dimension Data’s managed cloud platform (MCP), providing the assurance that the architecture fully supports the deployment of cloud services across public and private cloud environments, leveraging Cisco as the core networking technology.
Announced in February 2012, Dimension Data offers public and private cloud compute as a service (CaaS), a cloud IaaS that provides self-service, on-demand, provisioning of cloud-based compute, storage and networking resources on a global basis.
Using a Web-based user interface, or application interface (API), end-users are able to automatically provision Cisco hardware based VLANs, firewalls, multicast and network address translation (NAT) to control and secure their cloud environment.
Dimension Data’s cloud services are delivered on its MCP, a fully-managed cloud delivery platform.
Hosted within a Dimension Data or client data centre, the MCP comprises cloud infrastructure and Dimension Data CloudControl, a cloud management system that provides operational control and automation of cloud resource provisioning, orchestration, administration, and billing. Private MCPs can be deployed in client data centres across more than 100 countries.