Logicalis Enhances Mainframe Expertise with RSM Partners

Nov 29, 2010 (12:11 PM EST)

Alliance Offers Complementary Services for Evolution of Mainframe Technologies

SLOUGH, England, Nov. 29, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- International solutions provider, Logicalis, today announced it has entered into a strategic alliance with IBM System z specialists RSM Partners. The relationship builds on Logicalis' established IBM System z hardware capabilities which, coupled with RSM's service and software delivery credentials, will give customers access to an enhanced range of support services and expertise to improve the performance of, and evolve, their mainframe architectures.  

The alliance is reciprocal, enabling customers of RSM Partners to benefit from Logicalis' mainframe heritage, as well as its comprehensive range of infrastructure solutions and cloud services portfolio.

Simon Daykin, CTO at Logicalis, comments, "Mainframe technology continues to underpin many of the world's business systems, especially in the financial sector. Mutual partnerships such as this enable us to provide high quality consultancy and support to customers, and make certain our portfolios reflect the evolution of mainframe technologies as efficiently as possible.

"The alliance with RSM Partners extends our capability to tailor System z strategy and execution, and ensures we continue to deliver efficiencies, control costs, improve security and business flexibility, better manage data and mitigate risk for our customers."

The alliance will help enterprises fully unlock the potential for economic and performance benefits of the mainframe. In addition to solution design and assurance, the alliance delivers extensive service capabilities across the entire System z portfolio including 24 x7 support, software upgrades and migration, technical training, software portfolio reviews, and ongoing health checks across security, storage, and performance.

About RSM Partners Ltd

RSM Partners lead the way in the UK with their specialised focus on the IBM System z platform. Delivering independent high calibre expertise and advice spanning the network and associated hardware, the z/OS operating system, the various subsystems and associated middleware.

Over the years, RSM has become a valuable ally for many in the System z arena. Consistently delivering a quality approach: whether specific skills and resources; technical consultancy; support services; niche software or training.

Highly valued across the industry, both by vendors and clients alike, RSM Partners is renowned for its assured handling of software migrations; the implementation and leveraging of both IBM & 3rd party z software; and delivery of training.

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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 and collaboration; data centre; 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 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, a $3.7 billion revenue business listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges.

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Andrew Parker/Jennifer Manning/Charlotte Sandy

Cohesive Communications

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