Logicalis joins NetApp as Gold Partner in Australia

Local partnership extends existing international relationship between the two organisations

SYDNEY, Australia. - October 25, 2011-NetApp today announced the appointment of Logicalis as an Australian Partner. Logicalis is one of the world's leading IT solutions and managed service providers. Logicalis and NetApp are partners in several other countries around the world and this new agreement extends that relationship to the local level.

Chris Meager, CEO of Logicalis Australia, said, "Logicalis' customers are in continuous need of flexible IT solutions that will not only save them money but allow them to conduct business more efficiently. Therefore, we sought a partner experienced in providing solutions that allow business agility and scalability on demand. Our NetApp partnership will allow us to deliver cost-effective storage solutions to customers based on our experience in communications and collaboration, data centre and professional and managed services.

"This partnership, when combined with our Cisco expertise, enables us to also deliver and support FlexPod solutions that accelerate the transition to the cloud by integrating disparate compute, storage, and network components into a single architecture. We are one of the only organisations in Australia that can provide an integrated FlexPod maintenance offering, with a single phone number for support and SLA-backed managed services offerings."

"We are very pleased to be working with Logicalis as a NetApp Partner," said Peter O'Connor, Vice President for NetApp Australia and New Zealand. "Our partnerships are one of the keys to the success of our business across ANZ, so it is important we make the right choices when deciding on new relationships. Logicalis's experience in the local market and reputation for exemplary customer relationships makes the company an excellent partner for NetApp. We look forward to working together to help our customers transform their businesses."

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About Logicalis
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 & collaboration; data centre; and professional and managed services.

Logicalis Group employs over 1,900 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 5,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM and Microsoft.

The Logicalis Group has annualised revenues in excess of $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 service providers, specialising in the areas of advanced technologies and services. The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $3.7 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges. For more information, visit www.logicalis.com.

About NetApp
NetApp creates innovative storage and data management solutions that deliver outstanding cost efficiency and accelerate business breakthroughs. Discover our passion for helping companies around the world go further, faster at www.netapp.com.

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