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Logicalis Positioned as Trusted Software Defined Network Technology and Business Advisor in IDC MarketScape Report

Solution Provider Listed as a Contender in Industry Report Focused on Network Virtualization and SDN

NEW YORK, April 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- According to an IDC MarketScape report, "Western European Network Virtualization Solutions 2013 Vendor Assessment," Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (www.logicalis.com), is well positioned to compete against larger rivals and technology vendors in the emerging network virtualization and Software Defined Networking (SDN) markets.  An IDC analyst in the U.S. extends that sentiment to Logicalis US (www.us.logicalis.com) and to other Logicalis locations worldwide.

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"Particularly impressive was Logicalis' integration of network virtualization within its future portfolio. It is a specialist in services, and it sees virtualization as a key plank necessary within its entire portfolio," the report says.  With an annual turnover of $1.35 billion and the smallest business in the report, Logicalis is positioned as a contender by IDC, thanks to its "dynamism, early commitment, and vision within the network virtualization market."

In the United States
While the report focuses on European network virtualization and SDN providers, an IDC analyst in the United States says IDC's assessment of Logicalis' Software Defined Enterprise (SDE) focus extends beyond Europe to include the United States and other worldwide locations: "Logicalis continues to make significant investments in its services portfolio in the U.S. and worldwide, developing new tools, processes and methodologies as well as making continued investments in technology expertise to evolve its portfolio of services to continually meet client needs," says Leslie Rosenberg, Research Manager, Network Life Cycle Services, IDC.  "Logicalis' position of the Software Defined Enterprise offer will resonate with customers looking to understand the impact of SDN on their network architecture."

"We're excited about the possibilities that software defined networking opens up for our clients, both in the U.S. and throughout the world," says Ron Temske, Vice President, Communications and Collaboration, Logicalis US (www.us.logicalis.com).  "SDN – particularly in conjunction with the broader concept of the Service Defined Enterprise – has the ability to dramatically improve infrastructure performance.  The end result will be a better computing environment, a better ROI on infrastructure and software purchases, and overall greater control of the data center and the end user experience.  The key is choosing and implementing the right technologies at the right time, and making sure that any new infrastructure choices are made with future SDN plans in mind, something Logicalis is well positioned to help our customers do."

Importantly, the IDC report singled out Logicalis specifically for its ability to act as a trusted technology and business advisor: "Logicalis will offer a credible alternative not only to technology-focused players such as VMware, Juniper, and Cisco, but will also differ from companies such as HP, IBM and Accenture. As such, it has its own niche within the competitive landscape. Its size and focus puts Logicalis in a good position to be a trusted technology and business advisor for network virtualization, especially to companies that feel technology vendors do not understand their business processes and that the larger systems integrators are too big to care."

"Software defined technologies are going to change the game for our customers.  As every CIO looks to find a partner who can transform the way they define and provision agile IT services, it is gratifying that IDC considers Logicalis to be a partner that both our IT and business stakeholders can trust," says Chris Gabriel, Chief Technology Officer at Logicalis.  "We will continue to invest in the skills that SDN demands of a new kind of partner, one able to advise customers from business policy and IT service provisioning down through the layers of SDN that make it a true transformation technology."

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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 nearly 3,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT 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 approximately $1.5 billion from operations in Europe, North America, 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 of over $5 billion.

For more information, visit www.us.logicalis.com.

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Logicalis US
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www.us.logicalis.com 

Karen Franse, Communication Strategy Group for Logicalis US
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