Slough, UK, 09th June 2015: Logicalis, the international IT solutions, managed services and cloud provider, has announced that it has achieved NetApp International STAR Partner Status across its European operations – the highest possible authorisation for the design, implementation and support of NetApp enterprise solutions.
With a number of Logicalis regional businesses already holding the elite star partner status independently, this latest accreditation rewards the successful partnership at a European level, recognising the service provider for its high and consistent levels of NetApp expertise, competencies and delivery across its international markets. The new certification sees Logicalis join a select group of NetApp partners, and further strengthens its growing international position as a trusted advisor for large and multinational enterprises.
As an International STAR partner, Logicalis has met the most stringent requirements on sales, pre-sales and post sales competencies around the entire NetApp product portfolio. Acknowledging company-wide sales, design, architecture and implementation capabilities and investment, the authorisation recognises the highest level of sales and technical expertise in the provision of complex IT and Cloud solutions to enterprises, and underlines Logicalis’ ongoing commitment, investment and experience in the provision of NetApp solutions and services.
Arnaud Spirlet, Head of European Markets at Logicalis, comments: “We’re delighted to receive this accreditation; the International STAR Partner status not only demonstrates our ongoing investment in our partnership and our people, but stands as testament to Logicalis’ growing position as a major force in the European enterprise IT market.
“The NetApp partnership plays a critical part in our delivery of enterprise-class services that enable our customers to transform their businesses through IT. As we continue our strategy to drive accelerated growth in the European region, we look forward to working closely with NetApp to deliver on our shared strategy of providing scalable, flexible and agile services and efficient cloud architectures for our customers.”
Thomas Ehrlich, NetApp EMEA Vice President Global Accounts and Pathway Ecosystem EMEA, says, “We are very pleased to welcome Logicalis as the latest member of our international STAR partner roster. They have constantly strived to meet and exceed joint goals, and have attained the programme’s highest requirements on sales, pre-sales and post sales competencies for our ever-growing solutions portfolio. FY16 is full of opportunities and with a strong go-to-market partner such as Logicalis we are very well positioned to jointly expand our business across Europe.”
Logicalis Europe includes the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Spain, Germany and the Channel Islands. NetApp is Logicalis’ strategic partner across the globe for the design, build and implementation of datacenter solutions, hosted and private managed cloud services. The new International STAR Partner status adds to Logicalis’ list of existing certifications from the vendor, including Flexpod Specialisation in UK, Ireland and Germany, CDot Specialisation in UK and Germany, Support Service Certified (SSC) in UK and Ireland, Third Party Maintenance Provider (TPM) in Ireland and Certified Delivery Partner (CDP) in Ireland.