Logicalis Achieves Cisco Powered Private Cloud Designation

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

Mar 09, 2011, 10:48 ET from Logicalis UK

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

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 ownership."

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 billion.

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

SOURCE Logicalis UK