Logicalis Unlocks Cloud Doors to ISV Community

By Logicalis Uk, PRNE
Thursday, April 7, 2011

Announce ISV Cloud Hosting Programme and Invitation to ISV Cloud Open Day

SLOUGH, England, April 8, 2011 - International solutions provider Logicalis (www.uk.logicalis.com/)
today announced the launch of an Independent Software Vendor (ISV) Cloud
Hosting Programme, enabling ISVs to take advantage of secure and cost
efficient cloud hosting services directly connected to major public and
private sector communications networks. The programme will offer ISVs access
to Logicalis' cloud platforms and support in migrating their applications.

"ISVs are ideally placed to leverage the cloud to scale their offerings
to a larger customer base, and to service customers who now do not want to
own and operate the underlying hardware that software resides on, but take it
as a service," said Chris Gabriel, Director of Solutions and Marketing at
Logicalis UK. "But, ISVs very often lack the financial ability to build their
own cloud solutions, or, do not have the capacity themselves to re-write
their existing applications to sit on the very specific services offered by
many cloud providers. Logicalis' ISV Cloud Hosting Programme means we can
offer them immediate and cost effective access to the cloud, provide them
with a great opportunity to meet the growing demand for Software as a Service
(SaaS) solutions, and enable them to access new customers in the private and
public sector markets."

Logicalis offers ISVs a secure hosting platform able to support the
majority of major operating systems, including all major hypervisors, Windows
operating systems, and LINUX and UNIX platforms, to simplify the transition
to cloud.

"The issue for many ISVs is not developing their software to support a
multi-tenant model; it is that most cloud offerings are prescriptive in the
operating systems they will support or in the cost model of buying a virtual
machine by the slice. This makes the technical and financial move to the
cloud prohibitive for many," commented Simon Daykin, CTO of Logicalis UK.
"Our Cooperative Enterprise Cloud design alleviates all of these issues. We
are today providing cloud hosting that supports hybrid operating systems and
applications, with Oracle, Windows and VMware all residing together in the
same hosted environment."

The ISV market is one of the UK's largest technology sectors, with ISVs
selling their solutions directly to end users who then own and operate the
server, storage and network platforms. With the advent of cloud
infrastructure and SaaS offerings disrupting the status quo of the market,
Logicalis provides a platform to alleviate the investment required for ISVs
to build and operate their own infrastructure.

Logicalis Business Development Director, Mike Cummins, commented,
"Logicalis is already in dialogue with a number of ISVs that are looking to
grow their market in both the public and private sectors, and adopting new
delivery methods is a fundamental aspect to them achieving that growth. What
is clear from these engagements is that the Logicalis' Cooperative Enterprise
Cloud can reduce the cost of sale and time to market, whilst also lowering
the barriers to adoption."

Logicalis will be opening its doors to the ISV community on May 12th and
June 16th 2011 at 'A Home for ISV's' Open Day, (
providing an opportunity to explore the Logicalis cloud computing platform
and cloud hosting services.

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 2,000 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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