Dialog launches cloud services ‘Cumulus’


Dec 10, 2015 (LBO) – Sri Lanka’s Dialog Axiata PLC launched its cloud services ‘Cumulus’ in Colombo on Wednesday together with several technology companies including Ericsson, EMC, Fortinet, Hewlett Packard, Kingslake, and Microsoft.

Cumulus provides services such as virtual IT infrastructure, enterprise storage and data backup, messaging solutions, development platforms, device management, business applications, productivity solutions, and managed security solutions.

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.”

Despite competitors in the market providing cloud services, Cumulus is designed to meet needs of speed to market, cost efficiency, and innovation, and will be especially competitive in the area of ‘latency’ and performance, a Dialog official said.

“With Cumulus, Dialog provides a local cloud space for all ICT requirements, including products, solutions, and services, to suit the needs of large enterprises and small and medium business,” the company said.

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 includes co-location services via its three Data Centres.

In October, leading telecommunications service provider Dialog announced entering into agreements with the BOI for the investment of 175 million dollars in Sri Lanka’s ICT infrastructure.

The investments are in 3rd generation and 4th generation High Speed Broadband Services and further development of the group’s Fibre Optic Transmission network, International Telecommunications network, and Digital Satellite Television infrastructure.

Dialog is the largest foreign direct investor operating under the Board of Investment of Sri Lanka, according to the company.