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December 01, 2011

Data Dimensions, Vyatta Become Partners

According to a recent press release, Data Dimensions has entered into a partnership agreement with Vyatta (News - Alert), a leader in the networking industry. The partnership is seen as another step by Data Dimensions toward its commitment to bring the best possible solutions to its clients and streamline the security process.

Vyatta offers advanced routing and security solutions in a software-based network OS that scales from the branch office to the service provider edge. The solutions enable the users to leverage the price and performance advantages of standard x86-based hardware and components as well as virtual or cloud environments.

Data Dimensions has fully leveraged virtualization across the enterprise to drive down operational costs in the data center and optimize our compute platform. Implementing virtual hosting with VMWare hypervisor has allowed us to realize considerable cost savings on power, cooling and the administrative overhead of physical systems,” said Mike Heller, Data Dimensions' vice president of IT, in a press release.  

Heller also stated, “Within our enterprise-level hosting environment, ddCloud, we have taken the use of virtualization to the next level. We have completely replaced appliance based firewalls with the Vyatta virtual appliance. By incorporating the firewall, routing and IPS with a virtual appliance dedicated to each client cloud we are able to deploy an independently secure hosted environment.”

He continued, “Unlike appliance based firewalls with performance tiers based on the hardware platform and virtual license, the Vyatta solution allows us to scale in a linear manner as our VMWare compute resources grow to support more virtualized environments. The additional benefit is that clients who have a compliance requirement to manage and log events on their own firewall can do so.”

In related news, Dimension Data (News - Alert) went live with a managed services offering recently, targeting organizations that want to invest in video systems without the challenges and hassles that could come with said investment. The new managed services will help customers maximize their investment, improving workforce productivity and reducing expenses.

Rahul Arora is a TMCnet contributor. He has worked as an editor and freelance writer for several reputed organizations in India. To read more of his articles, please visit his columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell


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