Logicalis US Combines Single-Tenant IaaS with Managed Services in New Offering, The Logicalis Dedicated Cloud

Solution Provider Marries the Benefits of a Public Cloud with the Security and Peace of Mind of a Private Cloud

NEW YORK, February 25, 2014 – There’s a fundamental shift taking place in the way businesses consume technology today.  The kinds of as-a-service solutions that appeared on the horizon just a short while ago have now merged with a portfolio of managed services that provide technologically advanced and cost-effective alternatives that give clients a competitive edge.  Today, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), announced such a solution: the Logicalis Dedicated Cloud, a single-tenant, highly secure cloud service.  The new service, consumed as an operational expense rather than a capital expense, combines the best aspects of Infrastructure as a Service with those of a managed services environment to deliver all of the benefits of a public cloud with the security and peace of mind of a private cloud.

The Logicalis Dedicated Cloud is a hosted private cloud that can be tailored to meet clients’ specific needs while complying with many government and industry regulations.  The solution is ideal for testing, disaster recovery, or mission-critical business applications, offering tech-hungry organizations best-in-class performance and availability without placing uncomfortable burdens on their IT staff or budget.

While most organizations say they are heading toward the cloud, not all have an IT infrastructure that is ready to support the cloud in house.  To help CIOs determine where they are along the way, Logicalis has created a blueprint to guide customers from a component-based architecture along a roadmap that includes virtualization, protection services, automation and orchestration, and finally, the cloud. This IT Transformation Journey gives IT pros a good benchmark to gauge where they are today and where they want their IT department to be tomorrow.  In some cases, this means continuing along the path until the company is ready to create and manage a private cloud in house or to adopt a hybrid cloud infrastructure.  For others, it means looking for ways to take advantage of the cloud and what it has to offer now, creating the opportunity for trusted public cloud and managed service providers like Logicalis to deliver a new kind of dedicated, hosted private cloud solution as a service.

“There are a number of options available to customers today in the way they consume cloud services,” says Kevin Gruneisen, Senior Director, Data Center Solutions.  “Our customers have told us that they want the ability to combine the best of both worlds – a public infrastructure-as-a-service cloud delivery model that gives them the ability to consume cloud services on-demand as an operational expense combined with the security and privacy normally available only through a single-tenant, on-premise private cloud infrastructure that carries with it a significantly higher capital expense to build those capabilities in house.  With the Logicalis Dedicated Cloud, we’ve created a hosted single-tenant infrastructure-as-a-service cloud that looks and feels like a private, on-premise cloud without the up-front capital outlay.  What this means is that companies whose in-house IT infrastructures are not yet ready for the cloud can take advantage of the cloud’s capabilities now while they grow their internal IT resources in the directions that make the most technical and business sense over time.”

Five Business Benefits

  1. Cost: The Logicalis Dedicated Cloud provides access to the most current cloud technology, wrapping licensing fees for operating systems and applications into a manageable operational expense while also reducing IT’s management responsibility, freeing key team members to focus on strategic, business-critical tasks.
  2. Security and Compliance: The Logicalis Dedicated Cloud offers secure cloud computing within a dedicated environment based on ITIL v3 best practices.
  3. Performance: The solution enables rapid provisioning of compute memory, bandwidth and disk space, helping to speed implementation while also allowing for customization to personalize the environment.  The Logicalis Dedicated Cloud meets fluctuating processing needs with scalable, virtualized hardware, protects the service with seamless updates, and provides efficient and optimized management through a host of skilled Logicalis engineers.
  4. Reliability: Backed by stringent service level agreements, the service offers multiple layers of redundancy to make hardware failures inconsequential and preserves accessibility during emergencies with a separate, remote data center for disaster recovery.
  5. Managed Services: Because the solution is managed by Logicalis engineers, the CIO’s internal IT team is free to focus on more strategic, business-building goals, costs are kept in check, and the IT team still has complete control over their solution’s dedicated hardware and management services.  Compliance with government and industry regulations and attention to security make The Logicalis Dedicated Cloud uniquely suited to the needs of a variety of vertical markets.

Want to Learn More?

  • Learn more about Logicalis’ cloud solutions, including infrastructure as a service, disaster recovery as a service and private cloud offerings, here.
  • Read about the six surprise benefits of managed services here.

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 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 www.us.logicalis.com.

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