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Dimension Data and Infoblox Partner to Bring Leading Network Automation and Control Solutions to Enterprises Worldwide

Global Partnership Already Demonstrating Momentum with Strategic Accounts in Finance, Health Care and Retail Sectors

Santa Clara, Calif. –Dimension Data, a global ICT solutions and services provider, and Infoblox Inc., the market leading developer of advanced IPv6-ready network infrastructure automation and control solutions, today announced a global partnership.

Together, Dimension Data and Infoblox have already built significant momentum in several markets, including Australia, Benelux, France, South Africa and the United Kingdom, by responding to large enterprises’ drivers for network solutions that can help increase network uptime, alleviate complexity and reduce operational overhead. For example, one notable client includes Standard Bank.

Mike Brunsdon, Infrastructure Architect, Global Technology Infrastructure at Standard Bank Plc, an Infoblox and Dimension Data client in the Financial sector, commented: “The demand by our end users for network resources—including physical and virtual machines and various applications, is growing significantly. And, the requirement for 24×7 uptime is a constant pre-requisite. Employing best-of-breed solutions that enable us to roll out the resources and applications that give our business a competitive edge and maintain reliability without overly taxing our resources are essential to our team’s success. Dimension Data and Infoblox have provided a unique combination of expertise and leading network automation and control solutions to help us address these needs.”

The comprehensive partnership agreement, enables Dimension Data to provide its clients in 49 countries across five continents with Infoblox’s full range of solutions to manage and reliably deliver essential network services, including domain name resolution (DNS), IP address management (IPAM), and network change and configuration (NCCM), among others.

“We are very pleased to team with Dimension Data, a leading solutions and services provider with proven expertise and resources to support some of the largest and most well established enterprises in the world,” commented Dirk Marichal, Vice President of EMEA at Infoblox. “Dimension Data clearly has their customer’s best interests in mind, demonstrated by their efforts to help them address today’s toughest IT challenges, like increasing network complexity, compliance restrictions, the transition to IPv6, virtualization and cloud computing,”

“We are pleased to solidify our partnership with Infoblox, a leader in the IP address management (IPAM) field as evidenced by their penetration to more than 210 of the Global 500,” commented Gary Middleton Business Development Manager, Network Integration, Dimension Data. “The growing number of IP-enabled devices—from smart phones to virtual machines in the data centre—and new dynamic applications, mastering IP address management and associated functions like IP address assignment and domain name resolution are essential Apart from managing their own operational overheads, end users need to maintain their network uptime and meet compliance regulations. Infoblox’s network automation solutions will further enable us provide the truly flexible, highly efficient and reliable platform to harness these key functions.”

Infoblox pioneered development of appliance-based and integrated domain name resolution (DNS), IP address assignment (DHCP) and IP address management (IPAM) solutions. Infoblox is also the inventor and sole provider of Infoblox Grid™ technology, which links a collection of appliances into a unified, centrally-managed platform that provides significant advantages for service resilience, scalability, real-time manageability and data integrity.

Recently, Infoblox acquired network change and configuration (NCCM) capabilities. The combination of the Company’s leading DNS, DHCP, IPAM, NCCM and unique Grid technologies will provide state-of-the-art functionality that gives enterprises more visibility, control and automation across their network infrastructures.

About Dimension Data

Founded in 1983, Dimension Data plc is an ICT services and solutions provider that uses its technology expertise, global service delivery capability, and entrepreneurial spirit to accelerate the business ambitions of its clients. Dimension Data is a member of the NTT Group.

About Infoblox

Infoblox is an industry leading developer of network infrastructure automation and control solutions. Infoblox’s unique technologies, including the Infoblox Grid™—a real-time, data distribution technology—increase network availability and control, while automating time-consuming manual tasks associated with network infrastructure services like domain name resolution (DNS), IP address management (IPAM), network change and configuration management (NCCM) and network discovery, among others. Infoblox solutions are used by over 4,750 organizations worldwide, including more than one third of the Fortune 500. The company is headquartered in Santa Clara, Calif., and operates in more than 30 countries.

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