DITTON PARK, England, December 12, 2011 /PRNewswire/ --
CA Automation Suite for Clouds to Power Logicalis UK's Private Cloud Services Platform
CA Technologies (NASDAQ: CA) today announced that Logicalis UK, part of the international IT and Communications (ICT) solutions integrator, is bolstering its private cloud offerings with CA Automation Suite for Clouds. The private cloud services platform will enable Logicalis UK customers to benefit from the rapid delivery of private clouds, whilst also achieving improved cost efficiencies.
"Logicalis UK is at the forefront in offering cloud services to the FTSE 250 and public sector customers. The new offering, based on CA Technologies, will provide their customers with access to a market leading solution that manages private clouds across a broad combination of hardware and virtualisation technologies that customers already own, combined with innovative strategic advisory services, planning and rapid service delivery. By adding CA Automation Suite for Clouds to their existing cloud offerings, Logicalis UK will offer a new set of capabilities that enable IT to provide cloud-based services to their customers rapidly and more cost effectively," said Roger Pilc, general manager, Virtualization and Automation, CA Technologies.
Chris Gabriel, marketing director, Logicalis UK, said, "Private clouds have moved beyond virtualisation and our customers want to leverage private cloud as a single platform for consistent ICT service delivery. After reviewing the market for a robust private cloud solution, Logicalis UK chose CA Automation Suite for Clouds to feature as part of our cloud service and solution offerings. Our strategy is to allow customers to think about the delivery of ICT services not about managing an underlying cloud infrastructure, and, further to a market place assessment, only CA Technologies has the same vision and ability to deliver solutions that enable this significant and important transition. CA Technologies expertise in developing and supporting cloud environments helps us to help our customers to take maximum advantage, architecturally and operationally, of this new approach to IT service delivery."
Logicalis UK selected CA Automation Suite for Clouds as its preferred private cloud solution to complement its existing comprehensive cloud solution portfolio. The CA Technologies solution helps customers optimise resource utilisation and reduce costs through dynamic orchestration and workload management to automate the entire cloud service workflow and lifecycle. Visibility and financial insight into service metering, billing and reporting capabilities also mean that Logicalis UK customers can easily associate direct and indirect costs for services while providing transparency.
In addition, the service metering and billing supports fixed or usage-based pricing, a billing and financial reporting engine and integrated chargeback. These distinctive features facilitate the new Logicalis UK solution by helping customers to quickly and securely provision and de-provision their own resources and services without the need to directly involve their internal IT department. This allows customers' IT organisations to provide an agile, pragmatic approach that helps reduce complexity while lowering costs.
CA Technologies has worked closely with Logicalis UK to develop a platform on which to manage and roll out cloud offerings. Logicalis UK already manages the delivery and performance of its award-winning Cooperative Enterprise Cloud Service on CA Technologies service automation, service assurance, and energy and sustainability management solutions, which are instrumental in Logicalis UK's ability to offer customers agile, low-risk, efficient, and cost-effective cloud services.
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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 centre; and professional and managed services.
Logicalis Group employs over 2,000 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 annualised 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, specialising 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.uk.logicalis.com.
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