By Staff Writer
JSE and Nasdaq-listed tech firm Datatec announced on Tuesday that its subsidiary Logicalis has acquired 51% stake in NubeliU, a South America based company specialising in cloud computing projects based on OpenStack.
The South African-based firm said the acquisition is part of Logicalis’ strategy to position itself as a cloud integrator, and strengthens its commitment to the opensource community, in particular with OpenStack, which is essential for large SDx (Software Defined everything) and cloud computing projects.
NubeliU was founded in January 2015 by the team that deployed the first production clouds in OpenStack which is seen as one of the foundations for the industry’s future infrastructure.
As a services company, NubeliU integrates OpenStack environments with customers’ existing platforms across multiple vendor product lines. From its operations in Argentina and Brazil, it can deliver its service offerings remotely around the globe. This acquisition forms the basis for establishing a Logicalis Global OpenStack practice.
NubeliU’s expertise in OpenStack will accelerate the global expansion of Logicalis’ cloud computing and SDx practices, strengthening its position as a cloud integrator and ensuring its ability to meet its customers’ requirements on their journey to digital transformation.
“This acquisition is an important step for Logicalis to enhance its position as a leading cloud integrator,” Jens Montanana, Datatec CEO, said in a statement on Tuesday.