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."
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
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.
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