Logicalis US Ranked Among Top 100 Cloud Service Providers for 2015

Fifth Annual Talkin’ Cloud Report Identifies World’s Top Cloud Computing Companies in the IT Channel

NEW YORK, September 8, 2015 – Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), is proud to announce it has been listed among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers (CSPs), according to Penton’s fifth-annual Talkin’ Cloud 100 report. The Top 100 CSPs generated more than $30 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2014, up nearly 29 percent over what they reported the previous year. The full report is available now by visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

Logicalis assists clients in determining the right cloud solution for their specific business needs, offering options ranging from private and hybrid cloud to public cloud offerings.  The solution provider also offers task-specific cloud services including disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), Cloud Storage for Backup, and backup as a service (BUaaS), as well as a Multi-Cloud Management Portal that allows IT pros to see, upload and control all of their cloud resources from a single point of view.

“There is a significant transformation taking place in the IT market today,” says Mike Martin, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services, Logicalis US. “Business users are forming their opinions about what IT should deliver in the workplace based on the way they interact with technology in their consumer lives. To accommodate this kind of choice and agility, CIOs have become internal service providers, and they rely heavily on a range of cloud services to provide the solutions their users expect. Because cloud computing takes many shapes and forms, there isn’t a one-size-fits-all option for users. Therefore, it’s important that IT pros select a cloud partner that can help them define and implement the specific cloud services that will result in the best alignment between their IT and business needs.  Being named to the Talkin Cloud 100 illustrates Logicalis’ proficiency in doing this, and because we operate every day in the corporate space, our clients can rest assured that the cloud offerings we help them identify and implement will meet the rigorous demands and regulatory requirements common to enterprise environments.”

In addition to honoring Logicalis, this year’s Talkin’ Cloud 100 report profiles:

  • Cloud Services Providers: CSPs offer SaaS (software as a service), infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and/or PaaS (platform as a service) to partners/customers.
  • Cloud Services Brokerages: CSBs, or cloud brokers, recommend and resell multiple cloud services to customers, and often integrate those services.
  • Cloud Services Aggregators: CSAs, or cloud aggregators, typically offer a portal that allows VARs and MSPs to source multiple third-party cloud services for customers.
  • MSPs (Managed Service Providers) with cloud services expertise: MSPs proactively monitor and manage customers’ on-premises and cloud-based systems.
  • VARs (value-added resellers) with cloud services expertise: VARs offer a range of IT consulting, deployment, integration and management services to customers.

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 list is based on data from Talkin’ Cloud’s online survey, conducted January through May 2015. The Talkin’ Cloud 100 list recognizes top cloud service providers based on such metrics as annual cloud services revenue growth (both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates), and input from Penton Technology’s Channel editors.

“On behalf of Penton and Talkin' Cloud, I would like to congratulate Logicalis for its recognition as a Talkin' Cloud 100 honoree," says Nicole Henderson, Editor in Chief, Talkin' Cloud. “The industry is changing at a rapid pace, and the Talkin’ Cloud 100 companies consistently demonstrate an agility and flexibility that sets them apart. They do so with innovation, via strategic partnerships, and through their commitment to providing superior customer experiences.”

Talkin’ Cloud, produced by Penton, is the go-to resource for CSPs, VARs and MSPs profiting from cloud computing. Talkin’ Cloud features news, research, Channel Expert Hour Webcasts, FastChat videos and more. It is the first online media destination for channel partners working in the cloud.

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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 over 4,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,500 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow on an international basis. It has specialized solutions for enterprise and medium-sized companies in vertical markets covering financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, helping customers benefit from cutting-edge technologies in a cost-effective way.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacific and is 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 $6 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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