Logicalis Achieves Cisco Powered Private Cloud Designation

By Logicalis Uk, PRNE
Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Recognised for Highest Level of Expertise in Cisco Cloud and Managed Services

SLOUGH, England, March 9, 2011 - Logicalis (www.uk.logicalis.com/) announced today it has achieved
the Cisco Powered Private Cloud designation (
as an extension of its existing Cisco(R) Master Managed Services
Certification (
These designations recognise Logicalis' investment in the ITIL(R)
processes, practices and tools necessary to provide high-quality cloud and
managed services (

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Tom Kelly, managing director of Logicalis UK, comments; "Cisco's
accreditations demonstrate global support and market demand for Logicalis'
hybrid cloud proposition. The option to integrate private and hosted cloud is
far more palatable to a business that wants to exploit the elasticity of
cloud computing with operational demand, but also be assured of cloud

Logicalis' Cooperative Enterprise Cloud offers customers a 'total cloud'
engagement from highly virtualised private cloud through to a range of
innovative hosted cloud solutions, backed by consultancy services, to support
customers on the journey to cloud computing.

As a Cisco Powered Private Cloud (IaaS) designated partner, Logicalis has
demonstrated the ability to use cloud technology to deliver infrastructure,
platform or software as a service capability.

"Logicalis' investment in the Cisco Powered Cloud designation
demonstrates their expertise and ability to deliver Cisco based IT as a
Service. In today's dynamic market environment, where customers want choice,
this is a real competitive differentiator," said Jeff Spagnola, vice
president of sales for managed and cloud services at Cisco.

As a Cisco Master Managed Services Certified Partner, Logicalis has
already demonstrated the ability to deliver sophisticated solutions, met
stringent requirements that reflect a depth of capabilities, and undergone an
independent audit by an objective third-party auditor. Logicalis is also
required to offer at least two managed services using the resources and
procedures necessary to deploy, manage and support Cisco solutions.

Logicalis now has Cisco Powered (
managed services designations in Cisco Powered Managed Connectivity,
Cisco Powered Managed Contact Centre, Cisco Powered Managed Data Centre, and
Cisco Powered Managed Unified Communications.

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About Logicalis

Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information
and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a
superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications &
collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly
trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex
ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public
sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships
with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of $1 billion, from
operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is
fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution
integrators, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the
Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues in excess of $4

For more information, visit www.uk.logicalis.com.

    For further information please contact:
    Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy
    Cohesive Communications
    T: +44(0)1291-626200
    E: logicalis@cohesive.uk.com

For further information please contact: Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy, Cohesive Communications, T: +44(0)1291-626200, E: logicalis at cohesive.uk.com

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