Dialog unveils premier cloud service offering “Cumulus”

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From Left: Chief Executive Officer Kingslake Duleep Fernando, Country Head Hewlett Packard Enterprise Shiran Perera, Head of Ericsson Sri Lanka - Denis Brunetti, Group Chief Officer for Dialog Enterprise - Jeremy Huxtable, Managing Director / Chief Executive Officer of the Information Communication & Technology Agency of Sri Lanka (ICTA) Muhunthan Canagey, Chairperson of ICTA – Chitranganie Mubarak, Group Chief Operating Officer of Dialog Axiata PLC Azwan Khan, Country Manager EMC2 - Suresh De Silva, Regional Sales Head FORTINET – Rakesh Vishwanathan, and Country Manager Microsoft Sri Lanka and Maldives – Brian Kealey



Dialog Axiata PLC, on Wednesday launched Cumulus, its cloud services portfolio, establishing the nation’s leading business solutions hub, focused on delivering agility and innovation.

Designed to meet the business imperatives of speed to market, cost efficiency, agility and innovation, Cumulus brings together the knowledge and strengths of Dialogs best-in-class communications technology, delivering unmatched broadband connectivity options, and state-of- the-art cloud infrastructure of global technology partners, to provide Sri Lankan businesses with a truly local cloud experience, built to global standards with the unmatched Dialog service promise.

With Cumulus, Dialog provides a local cloud space for all ICT requirements, including products, solutions, and services, to suit the needs of large enterprise and small and medium business.  The portfolio encompasses Virtual IT Infrastructure, Enterprise Storage and Data Backup, Messaging Solutions, Development Platforms, Device Management, Business Applications, Productivity Solutions, and Managed Security solutions.

Built in partnership with the world’s leading technology companies and cloud thought leaders including Ericsson, EMC, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Kingslake, and Microsoft, Cumulus is  hosted at leading Dialog Internet Data Centers (iDC), which are the first and only ISO 27001:2013 certified iDC’s  in the country, meeting the highest standards of information security.

Jeremy Huxtable, Group Chief Officer for Dialog Enterprise said: “Today’s launch of Cumulus, Dialog’s local Cloud platform, builds on the investments we have already made in data centers and connectivity. The services we provide are cost effective, easy to use and will support the growth in Sri Lanka’s business community. With the support of our partners in this project we are able to deliver world class IT services at a fraction of today’s cost. The programme yet again emphasizes Dialog’s commitment to Sri Lankan businesses and entrepreneurs.”

Reza Shah, Head of business development - ASIA DirectFN, a valued customer of Dialog Enterprise, said: “Dialog has provided us with a state-of-the-art innovative hosting solution for our requirement to manage a mission critical stock brokering application for stock brokers in Sri Lanka. We have found these solutions to be economical and scalable meeting the demands of our clients. The ISO 27001: 2013 certified data centre of Dialog offered us the added confidence in achieving information security expectations for our solutions. Dialog’s agile and innovative solution backed by their enterprise support processes, also offer us the opportunity and the freedom to decide on future expansion.”

Dialog as Sri Lanka’s leading operator, provides a full range of enterprise solutions, ranging from enterprise data connectivity and voice, to innovative international and digital services solutions, catering to the large as well as small and medium enterprises.  Its hosted solutions portfolio includes Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), Platform as a Service (PaaS), and Software as a Service (SaaS) offers. Dialogs iDC services also includes co-location services via its three Data Centres.