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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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