Nirvanix logoSAN DIEGO, Sept, 24, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Nirvanix, the leader in enterprise-class cloud storage services, today announced that Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider with annualized revenue of over $1.2 billion, has selected Nirvanix cloud storage services, with public, hybrid and private deployment options, to expand and differentiate its cloud solutions portfolio.

This move strengthens Logicalis' position as a leader in managed services by offering Logicalis' customers on-demand, secure storage specifically designed for backup, archiving, collaboration and disaster recovery of large-scale, business-critical enterprise data anytime, anywhere, from any device.

Through this agreement, Nirvanix expands its addressable market, both companies are positioned to capture increased market share, and Logicalis customers gain access to a usage-based, enterprise-level cloud storage service designed to support millions of users, billions of objects and exabytes of data-all under a single global namespace.

"This is a win-win partnership. By reselling the Nirvanix cloud storage service Logicalis is gaining a material competitive advantage by shortening its time-to-market and gaining access to a mature platform. Nirvanix further expands its reach and opportunity with Logicalis' extensive customer base and global presence," said Philbert Shih, Managing Director at Structure Research, a next generation hosting and cloud infrastructure research firm. "We have closely tracked a number of Nirvanix wins over the last few months and seen enterprise companies such as Fox Networks, National Geographic, USC and Cerner deploy large quantities of cloud storage. Service providers can feel confident that Nirvanix has a solution that is capable of meeting or exceeding enterprise requirements-with multiple global storage locations to satisfy both in-country and out-of-region data retention requirements and toolsets to facilitate collaboration."

"Our customers have been requesting an enterprise-class cloud storage service for their business-critical data backup, archiving and content collaboration requirements," said Bob Hankins, Vice President, Storage and Data Solutions, Logicalis. "With our new Storage-as-a-Service offering powered by Nirvanix, we are expanding and differentiating our cloud solutions portfolio with an industry-leading solution for the enterprise and broadening the market we can now pursue."

With Nirvanix's battle-hardened, second-generation STaaS, Logicalis can offer its clients cloud storage solutions designed from the ground up for five nines of data availability with built-in data consistency and self-healing software for continuous data integrity. Nirvanix's secure, highly granular multi-tenancy capabilities enable Logicalis' customers to create a subaccount for each branch office, equip each office with its own username and password, and provide clear direction on where in the Nirvanix Cloud Storage NetworkT the data is to reside.

"Nirvanix's industry-leading, enterprise-grade object storage-based cloud services enable Logicalis to address the exploding market for backup and archiving unstructured files and infrequently accessed content," said Scott Genereux, President and CEO of Nirvanix.

"Logicalis clearly has a highly differentiated portfolio and a significant time-to-market advantage over other offerings in the market, which will enable the company to drive new growth in new markets."

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.

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