Logicalis Launches Solutions for Cloud Computing Journey

By Logicalis Uk, PRNE
Sunday, October 10, 2010

Offers Organisations, Public Sector and ISVs Assured Transition From Virtualisation to Cloud Computing Architectures

SLOUGH, England, October 11, 2010 - International solutions provider, Logicalis, today announced the general
availability of a new portfolio of cloud solutions and services
(www.uk.logicalis.com/cloudservices) - Private Cloud, Infrastructure
as a Service, Cooperative Cloud and Cloud Hosting. Logicalis now 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 from virtualisation
to cloud computing.

Logicalis' cloud portfolio, targeted at commercial customers, public
sector shared cloud services, and ISVs needing a secure and robust hosting
environment, offers customers unprecedented levels of clarity and flexibility

    - Create their own private cloud using Logicalis' Bespoke On-Site Cloud
    Service (BOCS)

    - Migrate infrastructure to Logicalis' Infrastructure as a Service

    - Leverage Logicalis' unique hybrid Cooperative Cloud for a range of
    critical services such as disaster recovery, application test and
    development, and capacity burst

    - Have applications fully hosted on Logicalis' Cloud Hosting service.

Simon Daykin, CTO at Logicalis, explains; "Cloud computing represents a
sea-change in IT capability and consumption, yet most organisations are
naturally and rightly cautious about jumping in with both feet. This is
because most cloud providers are polarised between private on-site cloud and
completely hosted cloud solutions.

"Our range of cloud solutions and services is designed to allow customers
to make the journey to cloud in whichever form is right for their business or
technology needs. To achieve the transformational benefits of cloud you need
to remove the polarisation and allow the customer to draw the line where they
see fit. Logicalis can help customers build their own private cloud, deliver
a fully managed 'cloud in a box' through our BOCS solution, leverage
Logicalis' investment in hosted cloud or use our Cooperative Cloud to blend
them all. Cloud is about solving a need and flexibility is essential."

Logicalis has also expanded on its existing range of consultancy
services, offering a specific Cloud Migration and Risk Assessment (CMRA)

Chris Gabriel, director of solutions and marketing, Logicalis UK,
comments: "The move to cloud computing requires organisations to appraise
which applications and services best fit the cloud model, and demands new
processes and service management techniques. It is a testing journey. Our
skills as one of the UK's leading virtualisation providers coupled with major
investments in data centre and cloud hosting services, means we can support
customers every step of the way. Our CMRA service helps customers plan for
the long term and identify the quick wins."

As systems integrator, managed services provider, and managed hosting
provider, Logicalis is able to deliver cloud in a way that meets a customer's
specific needs. Treated like any other ICT service, Logicalis' cloud
portfolio is governed by contracted SLAs.

"When it comes to cloud computing, our customers want to understand who
owns the Service Level Agreement," says Daykin. "We must treat cloud like any
other ICT service, because to be relevant it must support the business
critical environments of commercial and public sector organisations. Our
experience in the data centre over many years has taught us that customers
care about building platforms that can support their businesses. Logicalis is
ensuring that our customers can adopt cloud with confidence."

The Logicalis Bespoke On-Site Cloud Service and hosted cloud services are
built on solutions from Cisco, NetApp and CA Technologies.

To view the latest Logicalis UK Cloud Q&A videos click here
(www.youtube.com/user/LogicalisUK) or visit Logicalis' YouTube channel
at www.youtube.com/user/LogicalisUK

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 service
providers, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion
revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges.

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 at cohesive.uk.com

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