Ultrafast Fibre picks Dimension Data for cloud services

08 May 2017 | James Pearce


Ultrafast Fibre Limited has selected Dimension Data to provide it with cloud services in order to decrease costs and increase security, the firm claims.

The New Zealand telco, one of the companies tasked with building the country’s nationwide Ultrafast Broadband Network, will see all of its data assets and applications managed within Dimension Data’s managed cloud platform in Hamilton.

According to a report from Telecom Asia, Dimension Data will become the sole cloud provider for Ultrafast Fibre, offering services across communications, business process applications, data warehouse and geographic information systems.

Ultrafast Fibre has already deployed 3,000km of fibre to eight cities on the North Island in New Zealand, as part of the governments Ultrafast Broadband Network initiative. It has also bagged a contract to connect a further 12 communities.

“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.”