Wednesday, 10 October 2018 20:55

Thomas Duryea logicalis acquires CNI

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IT solutions and managed services vendor Thomas Duryea Logicalis has acquired Melbourne-based Microsoft Azure partner, CNI.

TDL says the combination of CNI and TDL will benefit customers with access to increased capabilities, including security, managed services, project management governance and a wider range of supporting services.

TDL chief executive Michael Chanter said, “This acquisition repositions TDL as a tier one Microsoft Cloud Solution Provider and a leading provider of Azure solutions in Australia. 

“Moreover, it expands our Microsoft and cloud portfolios capabilities in transformation services to allow our customers to focus on innovation and better end-user experiences.”

Chanter said that, in recent years, CNI had built a profitable and scalable business through the development of intellectual property that has enabled them to offer customers enterprise-ready Azure solutions and manage those environments in a fully automated fashion.

“CNI’s expertise in Azure will now grow within the overall TDL engine, support the acceleration in our services growth and reinforce our relationship with Microsoft by giving us the capability to provide new capabilities to transition customers to new digital platforms.”

Under the deal, the entire CNI team will transition across to TDL with CNI chief executive Toby Alcock joining the TDL executive as chief technology officer, Public Cloud. In addition, CNI’s Steven Buhagiar will join the organisation as national practice lead, Cloud Services.

Alcock said, “CNI are thrilled to be a part of TDL and the broader Logicalis group. Both TDL and CNI were established around the same time two decades ago and it has been great to see TDL grow its customer base over this time.

“CNI has established and proven capability to securely design Azure cloud services for migration and ongoing management, governance and optimisation of these services. Integrating the CNI offerings into the TDL portfolio delivers a compelling opportunity for us to help customers reap true business outcomes by transitioning to the cloud world.  

“We look forward to providing our customers with access to a wider range of services across the combined TDL and CNI operation and adding value not just to IT operations but right across the business.”


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