Solution Provider Meets Enterprise Need for Self-Managed
NEW YORK, August 23, 2013 –
Today, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed
services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com/) –
and a company named “Best Cloud Consultant” at the
Cloudcor UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference – announced a new
infrastructure as a service (IaaS) cloud resource, the Logicalis
The Logicalis On-Demand Cloud is a
self-managed, multi-tenant public cloud infrastructure that
provides the flexible compute resources, memory and storage
necessary to complete projects such as test and development, proof
of concept, training, bursting or other short-term needs. This new
service offers the benefit of not requiring customers to invest in
building and managing their own on-premises infrastructure.
Complete with basic levels of self management, infrastructure
monitoring, provisioning, storage and security, the Logicalis
On-Demand Cloud offers a dynamic, yet reliable infrastructure to
companies needing more flexible compute resources. It gives
CIOs a natural evolutionary path to a production cloud environment
as needed without a long-term commitment. The Logicalis
On-Demand Cloud also gives companies that need to meet tight
deadlines and keep up with changing business requirements and
market conditions the speed-to-market and agility to do so.
Kevin Gruneisen, Senior Director, Data Center
Solutions, says Logicalis created its On-Demand Cloud service based
on requirements from enterprise cloud clients needing a flexible
environment for non-production workloads. “As part of Logicalis’
cloud portfolio of services, the Logicalis On-Demand Cloud
minimizes the barriers to entry for companies that may be new to
cloud computing,” Gruneisen says. “This approach lets users
who are investigating a long-term, production cloud environment do
so seamlessly, when they’re ready, through Logicalis’ Enterprise
Cloud or dedicated cloud solutions.”
While there are numerous reasons a solution
like On-Demand Cloud might appeal to IT pros in enterprise
environments, through discussions with its clients, Logicalis has
nailed down 10 of the top benefits CIOs say they will garner from
this kind of on-demand IaaS relationship.
The Logicalis On-Demand Cloud: 10
Benefits for CIOs
On-Demand: An on-demand IaaS like Logicalis’ On-Demand
Cloud provides short-term resources that match an organization’s
computing needs when and how those resources are needed most.
2. The CFO Will Love
It: Pricing for the Logicalis On-Demand Cloud is billed
hourly and gives customers the option to cap monthly usage to
adhere to budgetary restrictions. In fact, in many cases,
budget-conscious CIOs are actually able to lower their on-premise
infrastructure and management costs by having on-demand access to
this kind of reliable IaaS computing resource, something their CFOs
are sure to embrace as well.
Faster Time to Market: Enterprise organizations
gain a faster time to market with rapidly provisioned compute
memory, bandwidth and disk space.
Business Agility Improves: Transitioning from an
on-demand IaaS to integrate with other computing resources such as
the Logicalis Enterprise Cloud or application development services
is seamless, speeding the organization’s time to value and business
5. Supported by a
Robust, Reliable Infrastructure: On Demand Cloud leverages
enterprise-class servers, storage and networking infrastructure for
Flexible Cloud Infrastructure: Using an on-demand
IaaS solution provides access to current technology that would
otherwise be unattainable at a comparable price.
No Fear: Multiple layers of redundancy make
hardware failures inconsequential.
Safe and Secure: Because the IaaS is delivered by
Logicalis through its public Enterprise Cloud, it incorporates ITIL
V3 best management practices, encrypted storage and is SSAE-16
certified to ensure data security.
Computing Communication: On-Demand Cloud provides an
industry-standard API for automated provisioning from existing
Advice: Trained technical staff will help customers choose
the right options, tailored to fit their particular need – no
guesswork required – one size does not fit all.
Want to learn
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 nearly 3,500 people
worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design,
specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the
needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.
To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with
technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC,
NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of
over $1.4 billion from operations in Europe, North America, 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.
For more information, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com/.
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