Logicalis Unveils Enhanced Virtualisation Portfolio Optimised for Business Flexibility and Technology Efficiency

By Logicalis Uk, PRNE
Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Helps Organisations Maximise Investment in Virtualisation Technologies; Launches Innovation Dividend to Support Strategic IT Initiatives

SLOUGH, England, November 25, 2010 - International solutions provider, Logicalis (www.uk.logicalis.com/
), today announced an innovative range of solutions and services specifically
designed to help organisations optimise and maximise their investment in
virtualisation technologies. Designed to transform virtualisation from a
'hot' technology to a strategic and trusted business platform, Logicalis'
Virtualisation: Optimised for Business (www.optimised4business.com/)
portfolio provides a 360degrees lifecycle view of virtualisation, covering
architecture, support, services, management and hosting. Logicalis believes
it now offers the UK's most cost efficient virtualisation lifecycle ownership

By looking at virtualisation as a single entity, as opposed to disparate
technology platforms, organisations can better ensure optimum performance and
efficiency throughout the lifecycle of its virtualised infrastructure;
consolidate multiple support contracts; improve business service levels;
reduce hosting space and simplify overall management of the virtualised
infrastructure, ultimately driving down costs.

Logicalis' Virtualisation: Optimised for Business portfolio incorporates:

    - Business Optimised Virtualisation Architecture

    - Virtual Architecture Support Agreement

    - Virtual Architecture Optimisation Services

    - Virtual Architecture Management Framework

    - Virtual Architecture Hosting Services

To help organisations navigate their IT journey through virtualisation
and future strategies, Logicalis has also announced an Innovation Dividend
which provides customers with a consulting fund intended to help navigate
future business and technology strategy.

"While individual virtualisation technologies have come of age, we have
so far seen sparse attention paid to bringing a complete lifecycle approach
to owning and operating virtual architectures," explains Chris Gabriel,
director of solutions and marketing at Logicalis. "It is evident from issues
such as the disconnect between disparate virtual infrastructures and multiple
support contracts with differing SLAs, that the industry has focussed on
helping customers to consolidate, rather than provide lifecycle solutions and
services that can increase operational effectiveness and realise increased
business value."

Suitable for businesses with mature virtual estates, as well as those
taking their first steps toward virtualisation, Logicalis' Virtualisation:
Optimised for Business portfolio provides:

    - Business Optimised Virtualisation Architecture: A custom packaged
      virtual architecture, including network, server, storage, hypervisor
      platforms, virtual management tools, support and maintenance, and
      on-going optimisation services to ensure virtual architectures stay
      within planned capacity and performance characteristics.

    - Virtual Architecture Support Agreement: A single contractual support
      agreement that includes on-going optimisation services, contract cost
      consolidation, improved virtual architecture availability, and
      synchronises SLAs.

    - Virtual Architecture Optimisation Services: Optimisation services to
      reduce virtual server sprawl, mitigate infrastructure capacity
      constraints to remove performance bottlenecks, and ensure virtual
      architecture meets ICT consolidation and business improvement

    - Virtual Architecture Management Framework: A single framework that
      consolidates infrastructure and hypervisor management and provisioning,
      and reduces operational cost and complexity.

    - Virtual Architecture Hosting Services: High density hosting services
      that deliver 4:1 consolidation over typical low-density hosting
      environments, and enable businesses to achieve up to 20% cost saving on
      traditional hosting contracts.

Gabriel concludes, "Virtualisation is a technology necessity; managed as
a long-term strategic business platform it will deliver efficiency and
performance advantages. Logicalis' investment in the lifecycle of
virtualisation, coupled with our recently completed high density data centre,
enables customers to look beyond server consolidation and realise ongoing
operational cost savings, improved business performance, and service
availability. Logicalis' Innovation Dividend is a further demonstration to
our customers that their investments in virtualisation today will be matched
by our support for their business and technology change tomorrow."

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

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

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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