Logicalis Named Best Cloud Consultant at UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference

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Technology Solution Provider Recognized by Global Community of Cloud Experts

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What makes the UP-START Cloud Awards so prestigious and coveted is the fact that recipients are chosen by an experienced group of their peers and clients.

Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider (http://www.us.logicalis.com), has been named “Best Cloud Consultant” at the Cloudcor UP 2012 Cloud Computing Conference held last month in San Francisco. The conference’s 2012 UP-START Cloud Awards have become the cloud community’s de-facto recognition for organizations that contribute to and cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of cloud computing to the business and technology community.

Disruptive and next-generation cloud computing companies as well as innovative solution providers are invited to showcase their capabilities during the conference and to nominate themselves in any of 22 prestigious categories for consideration by a global community of cloud experts.

The winner of each category was decided upon by a combination of votes from Cloudcor’s significant LinkedIn cloud user group, comprised of 178,000+ cloud professionals, and votes from attendees during the UP’12 conference held in San Francisco last month. The first round of voting, with electronic ballots cast by the Cloudcor Linked In user group, narrowed each category down to five key finalists. The second and decisive round of voting was conducted during the UP-START conference, and the finalist in each category that garnered the most votes received recognition for that category.

"What makes the UP-START Cloud Awards so prestigious and coveted is the fact that recipients are chosen by an experienced group of their peers and clients. These are not titles bestowed upon companies based on opinion or the subjective decision of a committee. The votes cast for these companies are indeed indicative of the confidence the cloud community has in those that were named the best in their respective categories,” says Khazret Sapenov, the conference’s founder.

“Logicalis has become a trusted consultant for cloud computing solutions because we don’t believe ‘the cloud’ is something a client should embrace simply for the sake of engaging in the latest technology. Instead, we help our clients examine their core business needs, re-examine their existing IT infrastructure, and determine what IT solutions are really right for them. We help clients conduct their businesses better, faster, and more efficiently through the use of technology – including cloud solutions. Being named Best Cloud Consultant during the UP Conference, therefore, holds significant meaning for us, knowing that it is the cloud community and our own clients that have bestowed this honor upon us,” says Kevin Gruneisen, senior director, Cloud and Data Center Solutions for Logicalis.

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About the UP-START Cloud Awards
The UP-START Cloud Awards are established in the cloud community as the de-facto recognition platform to cultivate the understanding, appreciation and advancement of the contribution of cloud computing to the business and technology community. The UP-START Cloud Awards were founded in 2010 by leading cloud luminary Khazret Sapenov, chairman and CTO of Cloudcor, Inc.®, to recognize extraordinary achievements in the cloud industry. Including 22 categories, these prestigious awards are the result of voting by people at the heart of the cloud community, including Cloudcor’s significant LinkedIn cloud user group, comprising 204,000+ cloud professionals. For more information about the UP-START Cloud Awards and to join the LinkedIn community, visit http://up-con.com/cloud-awards.

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 almost 3,000 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, CA Technologies, NetApp, VMware and ServiceNow.

The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1.2 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 of over $5 billion.

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

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