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Dimension Data acquires video collaboration firm Teliris #cloudafrica

Dimension Data announced Monday that it has acquired Teliris, a privately-owned cloud and video collaboration service provider, for an undisclosed sum. The move comes less than a month after Dimension Data’s acquisition of Nexus, a US-based IT service provider.

Teliris, which has offices in London, Connecticut and New York, was founded in 2011 and provides cloud-based videoconferencing via its own proprietary solution.

Dimension Data said the acquisition will complement its “aggressive growth plans” and add to its cloud and video collaboration portfolios.

“The acquisition of Teliris is an investment in skills and expertise, and gives Dimension Data expanded scale to support the growth in our Managed Services for Visual Communications business,” said Steve Nola, chief executive officer of Dimension Data’s ITaaS business unit.

“Teliris’ cloud capabilities complement Dimension Data’s existing portfolio of both cloud services and managed services offerings. This, combined with the excellent experience and skillset of the Teliris operational staff in the U.S. and U.K., enables Dimension Data to accelerate the development of a true Video Conferencing-as-a-Service (VCaaS) offering to the market,” Nola said.

Jeff Tench, chief executive officer of Teliris said that the breadth of Dimension Data’s presence and portfolio as well as its experience with legacy infrastructure make it an ideal candidate to help grow the Teliris business. The company will remain autonomous “for the foreseeable future”.

“Teliris customers will benefit greatly as the new Teliris moves from the boardroom to the desktop with a comprehensive set of managed services for the entire video and unified communications estate,” Tench said.

The move comes barely a month after Dimension Data’s last acquisition. In April the company acquired IT service provider and datacentre operator Nexus in a bid to expand its presence in the US.

Written by Jonathan Brandon Business Cloud News

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Dimension Data acquires IT service provider Nexus #cloudafrica

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Datacentre and cloud services provider Dimension Data announced Thursday that the company has entered into an agreement to acquire Nexus, a US-based IT service provider. The latest acquisition comes just months after Dimension Data completed its acquisition of comms service provider NextiraOne.

Brett Dawson, chief executive officer of Dimension Data (a part of NTT Group) said that its purchase of California-based Nexus will help Dimension Data expand into the vast (and particularly crowded) American datacentre support and IT services business, expanding the company’s presence in the US by about 40 per cent.

“Dimension Data has been building expertise and experience in ICT solutions and services that deliver real business value to our clients. Nexus increases our ability to support both our US-based and global clients with West Coast presence,” Dawson said.

Nexus has 19 offices in California, Nevada, Colorado, Arizona, Utah, Washington, Texas, Georgia, Florida, and North Carolina, and the acquisition will bring 657 Nexus employees into the Dimension Data fold. But Nexus will for the time being continue to operate as an independent company.

“Nexus brings a rich set of services and solutions to the Group, particularly in the data centre, collaboration, enterprise networks, security and cloud spaces. In addition, there’s minimal overlap of geographies and clients which strengthens Dimension Data’s presence across the Americas,” said Dimension Data Americas chief executive officer Mark Slaga.

The acquisition comes just months after South African-based Dimension Data completed its acquisition of communications service provider NextiraOne, which added 1,850 permanent employees in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Ireland, Luxembourg, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Spain and the United Kingdom to the group. In February, upon the closing of the acquisition, the company said it intends to double annual revenue over the next five years, from $6bn to $12bn.

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