Solution Provider Helps Clients Migrate and Manage Key Workloads in the Cloud
NEW YORK, October 24, 2017 – Enterprise CXOs today are rapidly adopting a “cloud first” approach to their organizations’ growing IT infrastructure needs. While some compute functions are still best managed on premise, an extensible hybrid cloud IT strategy can deliver a more cost-effective, pay-as-you-go model that increases the agility needed in a modern workplace while decreasing capital expenditures. To help, Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.us.logicalis.com), announced today the expansion of its cloud-first infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) capabilities, offering enterprise customers the assistance they need to migrate key workloads to the Microsoft Azure cloud.
“Our goal is to support our customers’ cloud-first visions by helping them put their infrastructure in the cloud,” says Wendy McQuiston, Director of Microsoft Professional Services, Logicalis US. “With Azure, we can take those workloads that have traditionally resided in a data center, taking up server rack space, requiring cooling and cabling and on-premise maintenance and management, and move that into the cloud. The move to the cloud offers organizations greater agility, the ability to obtain innovative services, and improved time-to-market for desired solutions. Additionally, many customers find that shifting the financial model from a cap-ex to a more cost-effective, pay-as-you-go op-ex model is advantageous.”
To foster this cloud-first shift, Microsoft is turning to experienced partners like Logicalis to help customers develop their strategic roadmaps to the cloud. CIOs and other IT pros need to know that the software and hardware choices they are making today will align with their emerging cloud-first plans and that those plans will correctly support their business and financial goals.
Because Logicalis has a history of marrying IT solutions with its customers’ business goals, it is perfectly positioned to be that trusted advisor. By helping CIOs assess the various infrastructure and software solutions they already have in place and those they are considering for the future, Logicalis helps organizations knit together the best hybrid solutions to meet their business objectives.
Key applications for cloud-based solutions include the creation of Azure workspaces for ISVs; “lift and shift” solutions that deliver backup and disaster recovery for everyone from small to enterprise customers in a wide array of vertical markets; business analytics, IOT and management solutions; and finally, hybrid solutions for flexible, on-demand capacity delivered using DevOps methodology underpinned by end-to-end automation to achieve scale, speed and reduced time-to-market. All of this can also be integrated and packaged with Logicalis’ professional and managed services.
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Logicalis is an international multi-skilled solution provider providing digital enablement services to help customers harness digital technology and innovative services to deliver powerful business outcomes.
Our customers cross industries and geographical regions; our focus is to engage in the dynamics of our customers’ vertical markets including financial services, TMT (telecommunications, media and technology), education, healthcare, retail, government, manufacturing and professional services, and to apply the skills of our 4,000 employees in modernizing key digital pillars, data center and cloud services, security and network infrastructure, workspace communications and collaboration, data and information strategies, and IT operation modernization.
We are the advocates for our customers for some of the world’s leading technology companies including Cisco, HPE, IBM, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America, Asia Pacific and Africa. It is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange and the AIM market of the LSE, with revenues of over $6.5 billion.
For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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