Dimension Data has announced that Med-1, Israel’s premier data centre provider, will offer enterprise-class public cloud services to its clients in the Middle East.

Med-1 joins the growing list of service providers globally that benefit from membership of Dimension Data’s OneCloud Alliance.

Members of the Dimension Data OneCloud Alliance gain access to Dimension Data’s global Managed Cloud Platforms, receive end-to-end professional enablement services, and join a global ecosystem of cloud service providers who buy and sell cloud services through Dimension Data’s Global Cloud Exchange, enabling Med-1 to launch, market, sell and deliver cloud services under their own brand to their clients in weeks.

Med-1 offers next generation data hosting solutions from the largest and most advanced data centre in the Middle East. The company specialises in providing unique technological and communications solutions to enterprise clients. Utilising the technology and go-to-market support capabilities of the Dimension Data OneCloud Alliance, Med-1 will expand its total addressable market by adding cloud services to its portfolio.

The secure, reliable and flexible nature of Dimension Data’s network-centric cloud charts a quick path to future growth and profitability, without the complexity and investment required to build out a proprietary cloud offering.

Derek Wilcocks, CEO of Dimension Data Middle East & Africa commented, “This multi-year, multi-million dollar partnership with Med-1 is the beginning of a great relationship with a leading provider in this region, and we’re excited about the future and working with Med-1.”
Through the Dimension Data OneCloud Alliance, Med-1 will deploy and sell Dimension Data’s Managed Cloud Platform and portfolio of cloud services in Israel under its own brand. Med-1 selected Dimension Data after an extensive process reviewing many of the world’s most recognised cloud platform providers.

“Dimension Data was chosen for its track record enabling service providers, and our willingness to work closely with Med-1 to meet the needs of their customers. Our skills providing cloud enabled hosting of production workloads like ERP solutions, unified communications and Microsoft Mail, SharePoint and Lync also weighed heavily in the selection. This contract further entrenches the positioning of Dimension Data as the cloud platform provider of choice for service providers and large enterprises in the Middle East & Africa, and globally.”

Ronnie Sadeh, CEO of Med-1 says, “Dimension Data’s enterprise-grade cloud architecture and services, coupled with Med-1’s state of the art data centres, will enable us to provide a 99,999% SLA on a public cloud.

“Med-1’s multiple cloud platforms, together with Dimension Data’s global cloud network, will provide a complete business continuity planning solution in two domestic sites and across the globe, while each component is fully redundant and secured according to the highest standards and regulations.

“If you want to avoid the technical complexity, project delays and costs associated with acquiring, building, integrating and then managing your own cloud infrastructure yet still want the best enterprise-grade cloud computing services, then Med-1 cloud is for you; available in public, private and hybrid cloud models. As a result our customers will benefit from the agility and speed-to-market that cloud services offers.”