SLOUGH, England, April 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- International solutions provider Logicalis 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.
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 billion.
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