Logicalis reflect on three-year journey of innovation and growth with Microsoft

, Apr 19, 2022

In the top 1% of Microsoft Azure partners globally as an Azure Expert MSP, Logicalis help clients unlock their true potential through hybrid cloud solutions and managed services. Initially certified as an Azure Expert MSP three years ago, the relationship with Microsoft has deepened through a focus on specialisations, with eleven advanced specialisations attained including all Security specialisations currently available. Logicalis have been able to jointly innovate to create industry leading, cutting-edge solutions and services with Microsoft technology embedded at their core.

Partnership accelerating growth

Over the last three years, Logicalis has delivered on their promise to support clients to become more competitive through leading edge technology. During this time, Logicalis has performed over 400 projects supporting customers digital transformation in Azure, and in the last year alone the Cloud business within Logicalis exhibiting triple digit growth with revenues in excess of $150m.

Leveraging global expertise and capabilities to deliver local outcomes, Logicalis have helped their clients turn change into opportunity through transformation. Logicalis’ VP of Global Solution Sales Mick McNeil shared that “our joint go-to-market with Microsoft delivers our clients a competitive edge and has resulted in tremendous commercial outcomes for Logicalis”.

Building innovation and IP into joint solutions

Building on their solutions lifecycle, Logicalis have been able to help a range of clients achieve agility and scale through a global offering which helps them to maximise their investments from the physical world to the digital, from datacentres to cloud, from network to application. In fact, Logicalis have launched several joint solutions, with Microsoft technologies embedded at their core, including Production Ready Cloud Platform and Secure OnMesh that are delivering transformational outcomes for their clients.

Delivering a replicable blueprint for change

Spanish organisation, Alsina, came to Logicalis following a period of rapid expansion which had resulted in complex systems and process that made day to day tasks time consuming and exposed gaps in security. 

Already working with an integrator, after an initial consultation with Logicalis, they were so impressed with the depth of experience and proven methodology that they entrusted the Logicalis team with the entire transformation project and future goals.

Logicalis worked with Alsina to transform their ERP to a more secure and productive platform in Azure with material performance gains. Ensuring their environment was optimised, they were able to immediately benefit from cost savings in addition to increased business performance.

Helping provide a replicable blueprint for change, Alsina are now able to explore other innovative technologies along their transformation journey and achieve long-term business success.

Another client who has recently been able to realise the benefits of Logicalis and Microsoft’s joint offering is Jersey Electric (JE), the largest electricity supplier in the Channel Islands.

Over time their core security systems had become a clear business risk. Time consuming to maintain, the client was spending time and energy away from identifying potential network and endpoint vulnerabilities.

As a member of the Microsoft Intelligent Security Association (MISA), an ecosystem of independent software vendors and managed security service providers that have integrated their security solutions to better defend against a world of increasing threats, Logicalis was able to not only suggest Secure OnMesh but offer trusted expertise in navigating an evolution of their security systems. MISA members are recognised as experts from across the cybersecurity industry with the shared goal of improving client security.

Following long discussions, Logicalis proposed a solution that considered JE’s cloud-first strategy whilst protecting the current business critical system workloads on-premise.

Recognising their expertise and strong relationship with Microsoft, JE agreed to a plan to migrate to a modern defence platform in less than three months. Delivered on time and within budget, the solution provides greater visibility, high fidelity logging and information, for faster response and meaningful outputs, all at a similar budget to the legacy platform.

Looking forward

As Logicalis start their new financial year they intend to cement their position as the Microsoft partner of choice for clients who need proven solutions and services that have the opportunity to scale worldwide. With a specific focus on Security offerings, Logicalis will continue to develop new joint lifecycle solutions with Microsoft.

Logicalis’ continued drive to support our clients digital-first aspirations, will ensure continued acceleration of our Microsoft business and guarantee that the Logicalis + Microsoft partnership is an ongoing success.

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