CentriLogic debuts technology services unit, enhances portfolio with virtualization, managed IT services

CentriLogic, an emerging cloud and data center provider, is broadening its reach outside of its data center roots by creating an Advanced Technology Services unit that it says will offer a host of virtualization, data center consolidation and managed IT solutions.

Although CentriLogic offers a mix of professional services and on-demand support to all of its existing hosting customers, the Advanced Technology Services unit will add new capabilities to help customers plan, transition and implement a fully managed IT model.

From a managed services perspective, CentriLogic will offer four key services: managed applications (SalesForce.com and e-mail); 365/24/7 management and monitoring of IT systems; on- and off-premise management of databases, backups and storage; and managed network services, including managed routers, switches, firewalls and VPNs.

As enterprises look to offload their data centers to a third party, CentriLogic is providing both physical and virtual migration of enterprise level data center components to new locations.

The company said that customers that want to adopt the Advanced Technology Services have the option of having their equipment and applications managed at their own facility or at one of CentriLogic's global facilities, or throughout any combination. Initially offering the services to customers throughout North America, it plans to expand into the UK over the next three months.

While the service is new, it has already been road tested with a number of its key customers such as Valeant Pharmaceuticals, Kodak Alaris and Delaware North. CentriLogic said that after conducting preliminary discussions with a number of its other customers requesting more management capabilities, it forecasts that about "50% of its existing customer base will engage CentriLogic's Advanced Technology Services within the next 12 months."

Data center providers enhancing their service portfolios beyond space and power has become an ongoing trend in the data center services market. CentriLogic could also extend these new capabilities to the customers it will gain from its recent acquisition of U.S. Virgin Islands (USVI) data center operator and hosting services provider Adveniat.

Fellow provider 365 Data Centers, which emerged as a company after purchasing 16 of Equinix's data centers in 2012, recently introduced its storage-as-a-service (STaaS) offering in 17 markets, for example.

As the data center market continues to consolidate and players continue to grow their respective footprints, they will continue to look to innovate with new products.

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