Dimension Data Acquires UC Integrator Ceryx
The acquisition accelerates Dimension's digital transformation objectives across its ITaaS service unit, enterprise services and support services.Information and communications technology specialist Dimension Data announced it has acquired Toronto-based Ceryx, a unified communications provider that offers a suite of services across the Microsoft Messaging and Collaboration Suite, including Office 365, Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business. Ceryx will reside within Dimension Data's ITaaS (IT-as-a-service) unit, and Dimension Data will combine Ceryx's offerings with its Microsoft services to deliver a services portfolio that spans on-premises, private cloud and public cloud; Office 365 for Microsoft Exchange; SharePoint; and Skype for Business. The acquisition accelerates Dimension Data's digital transformation objectives across the ITaaS service unit, enterprise services and support services. "With Ceryx's technology, Dimension Data can provide clients with a complete managed Microsoft offering delivered via on-premises, private cloud, public cloud or a hybrid solution," Ettienne Reinecke, Dimension Data's group chief technology officer, told eWEEK. "The acquisition expands Dimension Data's Cloud Services for Microsoft (CSfM), allowing for hybrid deployment between workloads, and accelerates development in this area. Ceryx's strategy and product offerings are aligned with Dimension Data's development in this market."
Reinecke explained that Dimension Data has been investing in a single tenanted, private cloud offering for Exchange, SharePoint and Skype for Business—known as Cloud Services for Microsoft (CSfM)—on its global cloud platform.