Logicalis UK to Become Data Centre and Cloud Provider to Janet Community
SLOUGH, England, February 10, 2012 /PRNewswire/ –
Logicalis UK Selected under Janet Data Centre and Cloud Services Framework
Logicalis UK today announced that it has been selected as one of a small number of
data centre hosting and cloud services providers to the UK education community under a new
Janet framework. Eight providers of data centre and cloud services have been selected,
enabling higher, further and other educational institutions to procure data centre
hosting, hosted and private cloud services.
The framework was launched on the 7th of February 2012.
Tom Kelly, Managing Director of Logicalis UK, commented, “We have been a partner of
the education community in the UK for many years, helping higher and further education
institutions adopt new and more efficient ICT delivery and consumption models, especially
in the data centre. Janet has long provided the UK education community with world class
communications services, and with this new and innovative framework for data centre and
cloud services Janet is extending its track record of service excellence into one of the
biggest investment areas for the sector.
“How universities and further education colleges provide computing and storage
services in the future are going to be heavily dependent on the emergence of quality cloud
services. As we have seen at Loughborough University, where GBP2.5million was saved
through the adoption of Logicalis’ Janet enabled hybrid cloud solutions and services, the
power of cloud to unlock money so it can be directed at where an institution needs it
most, improving student experience and educational outcomes, is now not in doubt.”
Dan Perry, Head of Strategic Business at Janet, said, “We’ve managed to establish a
framework, which is agile enough for everyone on the Janet network, in a remarkably short
space of time. Institutions are queuing up to use it, with our support, to help them move
to cloud computing and data centres.”
Logicalis will offer data centre hosting and cloud services from its UK based data
centres, as well as private and hybrid on-site solutions, and a range of IaaS cloud
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications
technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and
expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre; business analytics; video;
professional and managed services, hosting and cloud services.
Logicalis Group employs nearly 2,500 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,
Microsoft and NetApp.
The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues of over $1 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, specialising 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 approximately $5 billion.
For more information visit http://www.uk.logicalis.com
Contact: Andy Parker/Sarah Chidgey Cohesive Communications +44(0)1291 626200 Logicalis@cohesive.uk.com
SOURCE Logicalis UK