Logicalis Awarded NetApp Star Partner Status

Managed Services and Cloud provider attains highest possible vendor authorisation.

Slough, UK, 11th December 2012: Logicalis UK, the international IT solutions, Managed Services and Cloud provider, today announced that it has been awarded Star Partner status from NetApp; the highest possible partner authorisation for the design, implementation and support of NetApp enterprise storage solutions.

Logicalis is one of a select number of Star Partners in the UK. Acknowledging company-wide sales, design, architecture and implementation competencies and investment, the authorisation recognises the highest level of sales and technical expertise in the provision of complex IT and Cloud solutions to large, enterprise-class customers and underlines Logicalis’ ongoing commitment and experience in the provision of managed cloud solutions.

Logicalis is also a NetApp Service Provider Partner and has built its Enterprise Cloud Solutions on NetApp infrastructure. Named as the UK’s first FlexPod Premium Partner earlier this year, a joint accreditation from NetApp and Cisco, this announcement further strengthens Logicalis’ position as a trusted advisor for large enterprises seeking to transform data centre operations with the Cloud.

Tom Kelly, Managing Director at Logicalis UK, says; “We’re delighted to achieve this level of authorisation; it not only demonstrates the ongoing investment in our partnership with NetApp, but also our continued commitment to the development of efficient Cloud architectures for UK organisations. We look forward to continuing our work with NetApp, delivering end-to-end data storage services to suit our customers’ needs, more closely than ever before.”

Thomas Ehrlich, NetApp Vice President Partners & Pathways EMEA, comments; “The Logicalis UK Star Partner authorisation is an important step for both of our companies. NetApp has formulated quite challenging growth goals for its EMEA presence, and our partners are the number one vehicle for execution. Over the last few months, Logicalis has demonstrated the necessary expertise and resources to design and offer solutions in a very demanding enterprise customer environment. Add in their certified FlexPod expertise, and the result is a superior ability to deliver customer success.”

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