Dimension Data boosts video services with Teliris acquisition

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Dimension Data is making a move into the cloud and managed video space with the acquisition of privately-owned cloud video managed services business Teliris.

With offices in London, Connecticut and New York, Teliris delivers cloud-based managed telepresence services, and provides telepresence and videoconferencing services via its own proprietary platform, Lentaris.

Dimension Data is the world's largest video integrator by revenue and endpoints. Through its Managed Services for Visual Communications (MSVC) operations, the organisation manages more than 20,000 calls per month for 430 clients across 5,600 Cisco and Polycom endpoints.

Steve Nola, CEO of Dimension Data’s ITaaS business unit says the acquisition of Teliris – for an undisclosed sum – complements the firm’s own portfolio of cloud services and managed services offerings. “This, combined with the excellent experience and skillset of the Teliris operational staff in the US and UK enables Dimension Data to accelerate the development of a true Video Conferencing-as-a-Service (VCaaS) offering to the market,” he adds.

Teliris CEO, Jeff Tench says his company was looking to join forces with a leader in the video and managed services space. “Dimension Data’s breadth of service offerings, combined with the rich legacy of immersive telepresence and white-glove managed services from Teliris make a powerful combination in the market. Teliris customers will benefit greatly as the new Teliris moves from the boardroom to the desktop with a comprehensive set of managed services for the entire video and unified communications estate.”

Teliris will retain its brand for the foreseeable future, and support its current managed services clients using its own proprietary technologies and cloud platform.


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