Ultrafast Fibre taps Dimension Data for cloud services
Networks Asia staff
May 08, 2017
New Zealand’s Ultrafast Fibre Limited1, one of the companies building the nationwide Ultrafast Broadband (UFB) fiber network, has appointed Dimension Data2 as its sole provider of cloud services. The company is consolidating its cloud provider base in order to reduce costs, increase information security, and to optimize compute flexibility across the business. Dimension Data will host all of Ultrafast Fibre’s data assets and applications within their Managed Cloud Platform (MCP) in Hamilton, including communications, business process applications, data warehouse and geographic information systems.
Hamilton-based Ultrafast Fibre – which built and operates the UFB across the Waikato, Bay of Plenty and Taranaki – recently embarked on a process to select a single provider for all cloud services.
“Working with Dimension Data as our single cloud provider has delivered less complexity, an increased platform control and improved cost management by having all of our assets in one place by making things simple and fast,” Ultrafast Fibre business support manager Peter Knedler said.
“The ability to control platforms and data assets through Dimension Data’s Self Service Real Time Cloud Control Portal has already delivered business benefits which is a real bonus, because it allows Ultrafast Fibre to directly control our cloud assets in real time without the need for additional professional service requests,” Knedler said. Ultrafast Fibre also required the flexibility to scale up or down its cloud capacity on demand and only pay for what it used. This project to simplify and secure Cloud assets coincides with Ultrafast Fibre entering an exciting phase of fiber connections growth, having already successfully completed deployment of approximately 3,000 kilometers of fiber to eight central North Island cities and towns under the first tranche of the government’s
Ultrafast Broadband initiative.
Ultrafast Fibre has recently been awarded a new contract to connect a further 12 central North Island communities as part of the UFB2 rollout3.
- ^ Ultrafast Fibre Limited (www.ultrafastfibre.co.nz)
- ^ Dimension Data (www.dimensiondata.com)
- ^ UFB2 rollout (www.telecomasia.net)