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History

Logicalis UK Ltd formed in 1988 as Logical Networks Ltd, a UK based networking integrator. In 1997 Datatec Limited acquired the business and embarked on a globalisation strategy, acquiring more than 20 IT integration and services companies across the world.

Logical was renamed Logicalis Ltd in 2003 and merged in the operations of Satelcom two years later, and following a number of acquisitions, it became Logicalis Network Solutions. A sister company was formed, Logicalis Computing Solutions, to absorb and integrate several acquisitions including Notability, Hawke, TBC and CSF. These acquisitions brought a range of server, storage and application skills into the business combining all aspects of the IBM hardware portfolio including mainframe, and a deep relationship with HP. Once the integration of the acquisitions was completed the businesses merged as Logicalis UK Limited in 2007.

The acquisition of CSF included a data centre with 10,000 square feet of existing space; Logicalis UK successfully upgraded the plant infrastructure to benefit its growing number of tenants with higher service levels. Building on this experience Logicalis UK launched its second data centre, a 10,000 square feet high density data centre (HDDC) in 2010. The Tier 3+ facility provides customers with made-to-measure hosted and managed services to support hyper-virtualised computing, storage and networking technologies, as well as Logicalis’ suite of hybrid Cooperative Enterprise Cloud services.

The acquisitions all followed a strategic pattern; to add new complementary products and services rather than build volume in existing lines. Continuing this approach Logicalis expanded its video and video managed services business in early 2011 with the acquisition of Direct Visual Limited, a Cisco (nee Tandberg) partner, and entered the Business Analytics space shortly after when it acquired Inca Software, a specialist in IBM Business Analytics application solutions. Through these activities Logicalis UK has become one of the first UK system integrators capable of delivering the full suite of next generation business transformation tools; analytics, collaboration, and Cloud.

Today Logicalis UK is an IT solutions and managed services provider with a breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; Business Analytics; Data Centre and Cloud services; and managed services, part of an international business. With over 20 years of experience in implementing successful multi-vendor solutions, Logicalis UK has a proven track record and reputation for enabling clients to deliver maximum business value from their ICT investments, supporting solutions with full lifecycle management - from planning, design, implementation and integration to support, management and optimisation.