Dimension Data Introduces SQL on Azure

Secure & Intelligent by Design Migrations, helping customers better manage critical data migrations.

The new solution helps businesses manage secure database and migration while complying to POPIA.

Leading global technology and managed services provider, Dimension Data, is launching an end-to-end cloud migration and management offering with the introduction of SQL on Azure, powered by Cisco.

As one of the world’s first Global Microsoft Azure Expert Managed Service Providers, Dimension Data has an innate understanding of the Azure cloud platform and what is required to build a foundation that’s agile, scalable and relevant.

“The introduction of this intelligent offering will provide efficient and cost effective migrations of SQL Databases, giving clients the capability to leverage market-leading technology to better manage their databases,” says Kyle Stanton, Dimension Data Executive for Intelligent Infrastructure.

SQL on Azure, powered by Cisco, provides organisations with the highest levels of SQL migration success while addressing ongoing challenges around security, performance and compliance post-migration. In addition, it provides users in small and medium sized businesses with enterprise-level performance when connecting to apps while ensuring that security and cost are tightly managed to allow for seamless transformative change within robust and trusted frameworks.

“Safety and security are embedded into every aspect of this offering – customers can securely increase infrastructure use, optimise their public cloud spend, improve IT staff productivity, and safely increase infrastructure usage. With this offering, we ensure customer cost and resource containment that’s further enhanced by our ability to generate intelligent and automated cloud cost comparison assessments and accurate cloud migration plans in days,” say Stanton.

With the Protection of Personal Information Act (POPIA) taking centre stage in 2021, Dimension Data ensures that clients retain control of processing personal information while securing their customer database. This also means that we are compliant to global privacy and information standards, which is not only good business practice but good for our clients by providing toolkits that are cost-effective, customisable, and relevant. 

The company has the network expertise, knowledge, skills, global services and partnerships needed to ensure the enterprise can build a cloud-centric network that accelerates the value of Microsoft Azure and embeds the principles of security by design.

Dimension Data’s strategic global partnerships with Cisco and Microsoft, ensures that this SQL offering is capable of providing the best expertise and results in the market. Microsoft Azure, now in more than 90 regions worldwide, has the most compliance standards for any hyperscaler and four times more native functionality. Whilst Cisco is a global leader in the use of artificial intelligence and machine learning for application resource management and application performance management and brings a transformative experience to the digital transformation journey.