July 19, 2011
July 19, 2011 -- Logicalis (www.us.logicalis.com), an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, continues to invest in the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud (LEC) providing expanded solutions for clients. Today, the company announced it has dramatically expanded its cloud footprint across the Western United States creating an extension of Logicalis’ current cloud data center infrastructure.
Logicalis has invested heavily into its cloud offerings over the past year, including more than $3 million into the development of the company’s westward expansion of its public cloud capabilities, as well as its continued focus on both private cloud design and hybrid cloud solutions. In conjunction with this expansion, Logicalis also announced today the promotion of its director of Cloud Computing, Mike Martin, to the role of vice president of Cloud Solutions for Logicalis, and a nearly three-fold expansion of the company’s cloud-related staff under Martin’s expert direction.
“Cloud is a strategic growth market for Logicalis,” Martin says. “The expansion of our cloud footprint allows us to continue to build on the momentum we have experienced in providing managed cloud solutions. We view this investment as a critical component to providing hosted/cloud solutions for enterprise clients. The expanded cloud presence will enable us to increase our cloud services focused on Windows and Linux solutions as well as support IBM Power 7 solutions supporting AIX and the IBM i operating systems. This extends our ability to serve our clients in the western part of the U.S. while simultaneously strengthening our ability to offer extended services like disaster recovery and business continuity in the cloud as well.”
Through an agreement with I/O Data Center (www.iodatacenters.com), a provider of digital energy technology, Logicalis’ West coast cloud computing platform will reside in I/O’s Phoenix, Ariz., co-location facility.
This expansion allows Logicalis to extend its offerings providing flexibility and options to clients in how they choose to develop and manage their IT needs and expense structure. Logicalis will continue to focus on its core cloud methodology and offerings:
“Logicalis is making strategic investments in the expansion of our cloud services because these services are critical to the success of our clients who depend upon us for the managed services and IT solutions that give them a competitive advantage in the marketplace,” says Terry Flood, president and CEO of Logicalis. “With the expansion of our Logicalis Enterprise Cloud under Mike’s solid leadership as our new VP of Cloud Solutions, we are equipped to offer clients coast-to-coast cloud solutions, custom-designed private clouds, and any combination of the two that makes smart business sense.”
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 center; and professional and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs approximately 2,500 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 annualized revenues of over $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, specializing 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 of approximately $5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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