Logicalis Wins Outstanding IBM Systems Storage Solution Beacon Award

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IBM Beacon Awards Recognize Technical Excellence, Industry Expertise and Innovative Solutions for IBM Products and Services

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For Logicalis, winning an IBM Beacon Award is as prestigious as the Packers winning the Super Bowl.

Logicalis, an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services, was named winner of the Outstanding IBM Systems Storage Solution Beacon Award in the IBM Beacon 2011 Awards competition. This prestigious honor is awarded each year to a select number of IBM Business Partners to recognize information technology excellence, commitment to skills attainment, industry knowledge and innovative solutions based on IBM products and services.

The Beacon Awards are an important element of IBM’s Business Partner recognition program. Chosen from among hundreds of nominations by leading industry journalists, analysts and IBM executives, Beacon Award winners have set the standard for business excellence, innovative technology solutions, industry knowledge and client satisfaction.

“For Logicalis, winning an IBM Beacon Award is as prestigious as the Packers winning the Super Bowl. It speaks to our team’s ability to work together to be the best in the category for which we’ve been recognized,” says John Iffert, vice president, IBM Solutions for Logicalis.

The IBM Beacon Awards provide a wide range of industry recognition, increased visibility and promotional opportunities to award winners and finalists. This year’s awards recognized Business Partner achievements across 27 award categories.
The Outstanding Storage Solution award recognizes Logicalis’ achievement in deploying information infrastructures that help the company’s clients manage storage efficiency, protecting their valuable data while at the same time reducing administration and operational expenses. To be recognized by IBM as a Beacon Award winner, Logicalis demonstrated aptitude with both IBM storage hardware and software products, with a specific focus on XIV, ProtecTier and Storwize V7000. The winning solutions Logicalis developed are repeatable and demonstrate a strong collaborative approach between Logicalis and the IBM Storage sales and marketing teams.

“Logicalis wins consistent recognition from vendor partners like IBM because we start with the client in mind. We assess each client’s unique situation and develop a solid storage strategy that will protect our customers’ data, save them valuable time and money, and create a more manageable IT environment for them in the long run. IBM’s portfolio of hardware and software storage products often prove to be a valuable asset to our custom-designed storage solutions, and it is this ability for Logicalis and IBM to work together to serve our customers that has made us the strongest of storage partners,” says Roger Finney, brand director, storage, software and System z, for Logicalis.

“The IBM Beacon Awards recognize Business Partners who have delivered high value, innovative solutions that exemplify our focus on technical excellence, industry expertise and client satisfaction,” said Rich Hume, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We congratulate Logicalis on winning the Outstanding Storage Solution award and demonstrating their commitment to delivering innovation and business value to our mutual clients."

For more information about the IBM Beacon Awards, including information about winners and finalists, please visit https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/2011_beacon_awards_solutions.html.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certification and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

Today’s announcement is just one of many IBM awards Logicalis has earned. Read about Logicalis’ 2010 IBM Beacon Award here: http://www.us.logicalis.com/news-and-events/news/logicalis-earns-beacon-award.aspx.

Read Logicalis’ feature article, “Best of Both Worlds,” and learn how a strategic approach to storage consolidation can help restore centralized control of corporate IT infrastructures here: http://www.us.logicalis.com/pdf/Storage%20Consolidation%20Feature%20Story.pdf.

See how a Logicalis storage virtualization assessment can help clients identify the risks, requirements and ROI that lead to an effective storage management strategy here: http://www.us.logicalis.com/our-partners/certified-ibm-business-partner/ibm-solutions/data-storage-virtualization.aspx.

Find out how Logicalis’ storage and server services help clients optimize their computing environment while providing a cost-effective method to improve utilization, availability, security and management of their data here: http://www.us.logicalis.com/solutions-and-services/data-center-services/server--storage.aspx .

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 http://www.us.logicalis.com.

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