Logicalis Hopes to Stand out in Crowded IaaS market

By Doug Barney

The infrastructure as a service (IaaS) market is so hot everyone wants in, and Logicalis is no exception. The MSP and IT service provider has a new pitch for IaaS customers -- The Logicalis On-Demand Cloud.

This IaaS is based on the public cloud, is multi-tenant and self-managed. “Complete with basic levels of self-management, infrastructure monitoring, provisioning, storage and security, the Logicalis On-Demand Cloud offers a dynamic, yet reliable infrastructure to companies needing temporary compute resources. It gives CIOs a natural evolutionary path to a production cloud environment as needed without a long-term commitment,” the company said.

The company is making a business pitch for the service and thinks CIOs will love it. For one, the hourly billing lets CIOs understand and control spending. And caps can be set on usage, and thus costs.

There are multiple layers of redundancy and encryption to insure availability and data security.

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And Logicalis has experts to help CIOs pick the best cloud solutions. 

“As part of Logicalis’ cloud portfolio of services, the Logicalis On-Demand Cloud minimizes the barriers to entry for companies that may be new to cloud computing,” says Kevin Gruneisen, senior director, Data Center Solutions. “This approach lets users who are investigating a long-term production cloud environment to do so seamlessly when they’re ready through Logicalis’ Enterprise Cloud or dedicated cloud solutions.”

Logicalis All about MSPs

Logicalis recently unveiled its MSP Expert Extension Team (M.E.E.T.) program, “a service designed by Logicalis US to allow small to mid-sized MSPs access to the expertise, technology and marketing opportunities they need to expand their businesses and improve profitability and cash flow,” as the company explained.

Logicalis could have a lot to offer. The company has size, with its $1.4 billion in revenue, almost 3,500 employees, and some 6,000 customers. The company also has a major foot hold in managed services, and already has partnerships with technology vendors such as CA, Cisco, IBM, HP, NetApp and VMware.

Its current managed services are based on ITIL-complaint tools, and include security, change management, vendor management, patch management and problem management. Specific offerings include service desk, as well as remote management services that include backup and recovery, database, network support, server/operating system management, unified communications, and virtual user.


Edited by Rich Steeves

MSPToday Editor at Large

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