New Logicalis Enterprise Power Cloud Built on IBM Power 770 Systems
17-Mar-2011 | News-Press Release
Farmington Hills, MI, 2011- What's better than blue skies for computing? How about big blue clouds as well? For organizations that have built their businesses on IBM, the Logicalis Enterprise "Power" Cloud platform is like having a home in the cloud. Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services (www.us.logicalis.com), has launched its Logicalis Enterprise Power Cloud to provide services to IBM users who require more than Windows and Linux support. For customers whose businesses depend on IBM Power Systems, the Logicalis Enterprise Power Cloud provides a "data center in the sky" with all the capabilities they demand of their own on-premises data centers and more. More information about cloud computing is available at: http://www.us.logicalis.com/cloud. The Logicalis Enterprise Power Cloud is built on IBM's industry leading Power 770-class systems capable of supporting multi-tenancy running AIX and i5/OS virtual servers. Benefits include: • Support for AIX and i5/OS • Enterprise-class management skills for legacy systems • Flexible computing capacity that can be right-sized to your specific needs • Lower infrastructure and maintenance costs • Elasticity to respond to changing business needs • Rapid self-provisioning • Capacity on demand • Reduction of carbon footprint through consolidation and lower energy consumption • Fixed costs spread over a longer term Key features include: • Compute containers capable of supporting both AIX and i5os workloads o AIX 5.3+ o i5/OS V5R4+ • VIOS support • Storage powered by IBM XIV Storage System • Monitored and managed (24x7) "Logicalis is uniquely positioned to offer a cloud computing solution for IBM Power systems users. We drew on more than 20 years of experience as a leading IBM partner to develop the Logicalis Enterprise Power Cloud platform," said Mike Martin, Director of Cloud Computing, Logicalis. "Everything a customer could want in its IBM Power data center is available in ours without the capital expense of building it themselves." 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 center; 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 annualized revenues 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 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 in excess of $4 billion. For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.
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