Logicalis Launches Solutions for Cloud Computing Journey

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

Oct 11, 2010, 11:51 ET from Logicalis UK

SLOUGH, England, Oct. 11 /PRNewswire/ -- International solutions provider, Logicalis, today announced the general availability of a new portfolio of cloud solutions and services - 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 to:

  • 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) option.

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 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 http://www.uk.logicalis.com.

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