Dimension Data Signals Deeper Move to Cloud, Taps Cloud CEO
Solutions provider and NTT subsidiary Dimension Data has appointed 22-year company veteran Steve Nola as CEO of its newly formed Cloud Business Unit. This comes in the direct wake of Dimension Data’s acquisition of cloud service provider and Talkin’ Cloud 50 leader OpSource as the company attempts to bring its business to the cloud.
Nola has been heading up Dimension Data’s Australian operations since 2001, and his tenure in the Land Down Under saw the company transform from a traditional reseller into a full-fledged MSP and SI specialist, so says the official press release. In 2002, Dimension Data’s Australian business was worth $365 million; today, it’s worth $1 billion, according to Dimension Data.
Here’s what Nola said in a prepared statement on his new job:
“I am excited about my new role leading the Group’s cloud initiatives. We’ve already seen success in the Australian market on this front through our cloud [hosting/services] asset, BlueFire. Our clients are increasingly expressing more and more interest in starting their own journey to cloud services. As a Group, we believe the time is right to place greater focus on this fast-developing space, and significantly increase our offerings and activities.”
TalkinCloud will continue to watch for updates as Dimension Data makes its cloud move, so keep watching.