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Once Again, Logicalis Ranks Among Top 100 Cloud Providers

The Penton Media fourth-annual “Talkin’ Cloud 100” report has once again ranked Logicalis among the world’s Top 100 Cloud Service Providers. The report also illustrates just how rapidly the cloud market is growing—service providers in the Top 100 generated more than $23.4 billion in combined cloud services revenues in 2013, nearly 44 percent higher than 2012.

The Talkin’ Cloud 100 report is based on data from an online survey. The report recognizes top cloud service providers based on metrics such as annual cloud services revenue growth, both in actual dollars and in percentage growth rates. The full report is available at visiting http://www.talkincloud.com/tc100.

The appearance of Logicalis on the list is driven by a variety of cloud solutions including infrastructure as a service (IaaS), disaster recovery as a service (DRaaS), private cloud, hosted private cloud, multi-tenant managed cloud, and multi-tenant/self-service on-demand cloud. We also recently announced two new solutions: Cloud Storage for Backup and Multi-Cloud Management Portal, which allows customers to easily manage all of their cloud services.

These solutions are ideal for CIOs embracing a service-led model to deliver IT services the way end users want to consume them. Leveraging services in the cloud often makes the most business and financial sense, and the choice of which cloud provider to partner with is becoming a business-critical decision.

You can explore all the Logicalis cloud offerings at http://ow.ly/ClmPe. We also invite you to schedule an in-person or live-streaming demo to see the cloud in action at one of our two Cloud Centers of Excellence.

A Chance to Talk with a Renowned Cloud Expert

Dr. Timothy Chou has been a leader in bringing enterprises to the cloud since 1999 when he returned to Oracle to work for Larry Ellison as the President of Oracle On Demand. During Dr. Chou’s tenure, many businesses chose to deliver their enterprise applications as a cloud service.

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New Cloud Tools for Creating and Managing a Service-Defined IT Strategy

The acceptance of the cloud—coupled with CIOs wanting to run more efficient service-led operations— has led to unprecedented change in the way IT services are consumed and delivered. Logicalis is meeting this need with an increasing competitive array of offerings that help CIOs and other IT pros create and manage a service-defined enterprise. Here’s a quick overview on two of our newest offerings:

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CRN Names Logicalis as a Cloud Industry Leader

The editors of CRN recently identified Logicalis as a technology provider that offers robust cloud programs for the IT channel. We were selected to the inaugural CRN Cloud Partner Program Guide, a list of the leading technology vendors with cloud-related partner programs that benefit members of the indirect IT channel and their cloud initiatives.

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7 criteria for choosing an IaaS provider

Choosing the right cloud partner is crucial for software developers. A reliable infrastructure provider can successfully run a data center, provide around-the-clock IT support and create dependable disaster recovery plans. What’s the best way to choose an IaaS provider? Here are 7 questions to consider when making a decision:

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Does the IaaS provider have a robust infrastructure? Look for a fully managed IaaS cloud solution running in an enterprise-class data center with secure, reliable cloud services to support and deliver hosted software solutions.

What are the revenue opportunities? Ask what opportunities exist to generate additional revenue with services that create annuity income, including disaster recovery, application monitoring and service desk offerings.

Does the solution follow industry best practices? Accept only a best-practices approach based on ITIL v3 standards; the provider should have 24x7x365 monitoring and management in place, as well as highly automated processes with a wide range of sophisticated software tools, all combined with real-world experience working with software companies to deliver hosted solutions.

What type of flexibility is offered? Explore the cloud solution provider’s ability to deliver flexible capacity to accommodate fluctuations in customers’ production workloads as well as on-demand capacity for training, demonstration, proof-of-concept or test/development.

Is the approach customizable? Look for a consultative approach to architecting a cloud solution tailored to the software solution’s requirements rather than being just another cookie-cutter cloud offering. Alternatives such as legacy operating systems, hybrid solutions and managed appliances should be offered.

What are the SLAs? Examine the provider’s service level agreements. There should be a designated service level manager overseeing stringent SLAs backed by stiff financial penalties to ensure target resolution times – not just target response times – are met.

Is the solution industry recognized? Choose a provider with a proven, industry-recognized solution that has earned certifications and awards and that fares well in comparative rankings.

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