Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Cloud Computing Offerings with Premises-based Private Cloud Solutions

Logicalis Expands Cloud Computing Offerings with Premises-based Private Cloud Solutions

Customizable Approach Offers Complete Control and Manageability Not Typically Found with Public Cloud Providers

Farmington, MI (PRWEB) June 26, 2012
All things IT are moving to the cloud, but not always to the “public cloud” according to Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, which today is announcing a new Private Cloud Practice created to support premises-based, fully-customized cloud solutions. While competitive, semi-private cloud solutions offer the appearance of security and control, Logicalis Private Cloud solutions are tailored specifically for each customer’s environment and computing needs and the customer keeps control of all of the IT assets at the data center of their choosing. The company has a well-established history providing managed services, data center services and a variety of cloud solutions. It was recently named a “Top 100 Cloud Service Provider” by industry publication Talkin’ Cloud and a “Top 500 Solution Provider” by UBM Channel. The new practice will help organizations that are seeking the flexibility and expansion capabilities of cloud computing, with the security and access provided by a premises-based data center.

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“For many organizations, cloud computing offers game-changing strategies necessary to increase business agility, add flexibility and mitigate risk. We help clients define and design a private cloud solution that specifically addresses the business problems they are trying to resolve. This allows IT staffs to refocus on the highest value activities and provide targeted services to their organizations,” says Kevin Gruneisen, vice president of data center solutions for Logicalis.
The private cloud solutions from Logicalis are based on the company’s consultative approach. These solutions have been designed to enable organizations to expand on the value of a virtualized infrastructure. By improving processes through automation, cloud technologies provide agility, faster time to market and improved total cost of ownership.
Industry analysts agree with the direction Logicalis has taken.
“Our recent cloud services survey shows that when it comes to cloud, whether private or public, CIOs want to work with providers that can demonstrate expertise in security, compliance and management. Customers also want to work with providers that foster and maintain high levels of trust between them and their enterprise clients,” says John Madden, principal analyst, Ovum, and co-author with Senior Analyst Ian Brown of Ovum’s Cloud Services Business Trends Survey.
Logicalis Private Cloud Strategies
Logicalis is uniquely focused on the needs of its customers. Combined with its vendor-neutral approach, the company can implement the right private cloud solution for each business on the platform of its choice. Logicalis Private Cloud services are designed for: 
  •     IT leaders seeking to maintain relevance within their organizations and become a trusted cloud services broker versus a provider of commodity based infrastructure.
  •     Organizations that require a high level of security, the need to comply with industry guidelines and/or simply the desire to keep IT assets under direct control.
  •     Organizations with an ongoing need to quickly provide and provision IT resources.
  •     Large virtualized x86 infrastructure installations.
  •     Active application development environments, “sandboxes”.
Logicalis will help companies define a cloud strategy that aligns their short-term needs with long-term goals: 
  •     A cloud strategy that builds on capital investments that have already been made
  •     Security considerations for private cloud now and hybrid cloud in the future
  •     Management considerations including orchestration, automation and governance
  •     Application enablement, migration and creation considerations for private cloud     environments
  •     Future cloud environment extensions including public and hybrid options
To learn more about Logicalis’ private cloud offerings, visit the Logicalis private cloud micro site.
Watch a short four-minute video on Logicalis cloud computing strategies.
About Logicalis
Logicalis is an international IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data center and cloud services; and managed services.
Logicalis employs almost 3,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.2 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 over $5 billion.
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