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DiData cements cloud investment with Acacia acquisition

By , ITWeb
Africa , South Africa , 01 Apr 2021
Werner Kapp, CEO of Dimension Data Middle and Africa.
Werner Kapp, CEO of Dimension Data Middle and Africa.

Information technology company Dimension Data (DiData) has acquired Acacia Cloud Solutions, an Amazon Web Services (AWS) partner and cloud implementation firm.

In a statement, DiData says the acquisition cements its investment in cloud services and solutions that meet the digital transformation and hybrid cloud requirements of organisations in the Middle East and Africa.

In addition, the company says the acquisition will expand its AWS capabilities and provide its clients with cloud managed services solutions that deliver relevant optimisation tools and speed to market.

Commenting on the acquisition, newly-appointed DiData CEO Werner Kapp says: “Our acquisition of Acacia Cloud Solutions, and our global relationship with our parent company NTT, enhance our ability to localise the delivery of cloud managed services, through significantly expanding our Managed Hybrid Infrastructure services offering.

“Our acquisition of Acacia Cloud Solutions, with their reputation, expertise and experience, reinforces this ongoing commitment to investment and innovation for the benefit of our clients.”

With public cloud, on-premises legacy systems, and private cloud in operation, customer and organisational data sits across a variety of sources, including at the Edge, which means that keeping track of the logical and physical locations of data is paramount.

Acacia CEO Carl Snyman and CTO George Rushby add: “The acquisition by Dimension Data allows Acacia Cloud Solutions to take what it started and build an AWS practice at scale that can keep pace with the market's demand for cloud adoption.

“We felt that the combination of Dimension Data's existing customer base and its managed services capability uniquely positions Dimension Data with a competitive advantage to be the leading AWS partner in the Middle East and Africa region, which is an exciting opportunity to be a part of and allows Acacia Cloud Solutions to reach its full potential.”

As part of the Dimension Data one brand strategy, Acacia’s employees will become part of DiData’s intelligent infrastructure practice.

The Acacia Cloud Solutions brand will formally retire on 1 October, and all its clients will become Dimension Data customers.

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