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Dimension Data Selects Glassbeam's Machine Data Analytics Solutions to Optimize Its Global Cloud Data Center Operations

SANTA CLARA, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 07/22/14 -- Glassbeam, Inc., the machine data analytics company, today announced that Dimension Data, a USD 6 billion global ICT services and solutions provider, has successfully deployed the Glassbeam platform to optimize its global enterprise-class cloud data center operations. Using Glassbeam to gain greater visibility into its IT infrastructure, Dimension Data has been able to analyze and predict capacity utilization to manage over 4000 clients spread across 25 global cloud data centers.

Dimension Data has domain expertise in networking, communications, security, data centers, end-user computing and core capabilities in consulting, integration, cloud, managed services and outsourcing. Monitoring and managing the lifecycle of all of the data center's IT components and their interconnectivity is critical to aligning the supply of data center capacity to demands over long periods of time.

"Dimension Data's cloud business is on a rapid growth trajectory and we plan to quadruple our data center business by 2018," said Steve Nola, Group Executive of Dimension Data's ITaaS Business Unit. "To support this growth we need to partner with big data analytics experts who can help us analyze log data to manage and optimize our multiple global data center operations. I am pleased to announce the partnership with Glassbeam to help us successfully manage this growth."

Specific solutions being provided to Dimension Data by Glassbeam today include:

  • Capacity planning with virtual machines, storage, servers, and related IT infrastructure
  • Proactive notification on anomalies by setting rules on specific thresholds
  • Usage and security profiling by key accounts within a time window

Glassbeam's advanced machine data analytics converts complex formats of multi-structured data from storage devices, networking equipment applications and backup solutions to profile capacity utilization across customers, detect and proactively notify anomalies by setting rules on specific thresholds, rate of change in CPU utilization etc. Leveraging its powerful Semiotic Parsing Language (SPL), Glassbeam's platform can quickly extract operational information from disparate platforms and applications to provide insights to monitor and manage IT infrastructure assets in a data center.

"Data center infrastructure management is on the cusp of innovation with advanced analytics on machine log data," said Puneet Pandit, Founder and CEO, Glassbeam. "What we provide today to Dimension Data is an unprecedented solution that sifts through millions of data points each day collected from its fast growing arsenal of IT data center assets across all the global regions. We have a long standing relationship with Dimension Data and we are looking forward to leveraging this new deployment to expand our partnership to the next level."

About Glassbeam
Glassbeam is the machine data analytics company. Bringing structure and meaning to data from any connected device, Glassbeam provides actionable intelligence around the Internet of Things. Glassbeam's next generation cloud-based analytics platform is designed to organize and analyze multi-structured data, delivering powerful product and customer intelligence for companies including IBM, HDS, Aruba Networks and Meru Networks. For more information, visit

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.

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