Solution Provider Inks Partnership Agreement with IBM SoftLayer, Expands Integration and Cloud Service Offerings

NEW YORK, NY – Dec. 9, 2014 — / — Logicalis US, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (, announced today that it has signed a strategic partnership agreement with IBM SoftLayer that will expand Logicalis’ already extensive cloud service offerings in North America.

The agreement comes in response to rapid changes in the way CIOs want to use the cloud to leverage new capabilities and cost savings for their organizations. Logicalis, a longtime IBM Business Partner, is meeting those needs by adding extended capabilities to its already strong cloud and managed services portfolio; the relationship with IBM SoftLayer is part of that strategy.

“The way businesses look at computing is changing rapidly today,” says Mike Martin, Senior Vice President, Solutions and Services, Logicalis US.  “CIOs are not as concerned about the physical hardware and software as they are about delivering compute resources in the way their users want to consume them.  That means they need rapid self-provisioning, automation and capacity-on-demand, all attributes that they’ve come to rely on the cloud to provide, and they need those attributes packaged in new ways that make delivering those compute resources both cost-effective and easy to manage. Through Logicalis’ agreement with SoftLayer, we are extending our already strong cloud portfolio to include a new platform that expands our ability to build environments to support our clients’ varied business workloads.”

Logicalis US boasts a wide variety of cloud services, including its own multi-tenant managed cloud, a multi-tenant self-service “on demand” cloud, and a Logicalis-hosted private cloud, all created to offer flexibility and choice to enterprise clients looking for new ways to deliver high-performance compute capabilities to their users in the most cost-effective, efficient and strategic ways possible.

Today, the company announced it expects to roll out its first North American offerings on the SoftLayer platform by the end of the year in three of Logicalis’ key go-to-market areas:

  • Systems Integration – SoftLayer will be leveraged to design specific environments for clients who need to move existing or new IBM-centric workloads onto the SoftLayer platform.
  • Managed Services – Logicalis will use SoftLayer to host IBM-centric environments wrapped with Logicalis’ portfolio of managed services.
  • Cloud Services – By integrating its existing IBM-centric cloud platforms onto the SoftLayer platform, Logicalis will be able to expand its capabilities in business-critical areas such as disaster recovery, high availability and cloud bursting.

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About SoftLayer
SoftLayer, an IBM Company, provides cloud infrastructure as a service from a growing number of data centers and network points of presence around the world. Its customers range from Web startups to global enterprises.

Products and services include bare metal and virtual servers, networking, turnkey big data solutions, private cloud solutions, and more. Its unique advantages include the industry’s first Network-Within-a-Network topology for true out-of-band access, and an easy-to-use customer portal and robust API for full remote-access of all product and service management options.

SoftLayer was founded in 2005 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas. It was acquired by IBM in July, 2013.

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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 3,800 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex IT infrastructures to meet the needs of almost 6,000 corporate and public sector customers.  To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, EMC, NetApp, Microsoft, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of $1.6 billion from operations in Europe, North America, Latin America and Asia Pacificand 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 approximately $6 billion.

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Media contacts:
Lisa Dreher, VP, Marketing & Business Development,
Logicalis US

Karen Franse, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
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