Logicalis Server Sales Soar on Enterprise Tech Trends

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Solution Provider Logicalis Sees 124% Increase in HP x86-based Server Sales; Pent-up Customer Demand, Virtualization and Competitive Chip Technology Cited as Contributing Factors

Logicalis Sees 124% Increase in HP x86-based Server Sales

We're proud of the fact that, as a 15-year HP partner and as a Converged Infrastructure Elite partner, we have access to the latest HP server technology, which has helped us deliver HP solutions to our enterprise and midsize customers

The triple-play of resurgent enterprise spending, the continuing trend toward consolidation and virtualization, and the use of new processor chip technology made for significant gains in the year-over-year sales of HP x86-based servers by Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services. In its fiscal Q1 ended April 30, 2010, the solution provider noted that sales of HP x86-based servers, including the popular ProLiant, Integrity and BladeSystem servers, had soared a staggering 124% over the same period the year prior. More information about Logicalis’ HP server solutions can be found at http://bit.ly/cwU1dO.

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“We’re proud of the fact that, as a 15-year HP partner and as a Converged Infrastructure Elite partner, we have access to the latest HP server technology, which has helped us deliver HP solutions to our enterprise and midsize customers,” said Brandon Harris, Logicalis Vice President, HP Solutions. “Combined with our ability to provide software and consulting services, we have been in a winning position to help customers benefit from new server technologies in their businesses.”

Enterprise customers, who had held off on IT spending last year, were this year spending on the technology lifecycle refresh required in their data centers in order to take advantage of the performance increase, significant return and savings offered by newer server technologies. In addition, the trend toward server virtualization and consolidation in the data center made for additional purchases of new blade server architecture. These two trends were supported by new, competitive moves by HP, including co-development between the vendor and chip-makers Intel and AMD that enabled the embedding of technology to allow customers to better capture, monitor and manage their enterprise power usage.

This power usage technology enables customers to monitor server racks and, if necessary, redistribute and rebalance computing tasks among processors, effectively changing the power profile of the servers and lowering overall energy consumption accordingly.

HP announced that revenue for “industry standard servers” had increased 54 percent in the same period. Researcher IDC noted that the vendor held the No. 1 spot among competitors for worldwide server market share.

Logicalis, one of HP’s largest national solution providers in North America, is a Platinum National Solution Partner, Converged Infrastructure Elite Partner, Enterprise Servers Storage Elite Partner and HP Software Elite Partner. Logicalis engineers collectively hold nearly 280 HP certifications, including 15 who have achieved the level of Master Accredited System Engineer-SAN Architect, 14 Certified Systems Engineers, and 18 Certified System Administrators.

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 and collaboration; data center optimization; application development and integration; and outsourcing and managed services.

With its international headquarters in the UK, 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 6,500 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 in excess of $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, Latin America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications service providers, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.

The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, a $4.2 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges (LSE/JSE: DTC).

For more information about Logicalis, visit http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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