Logicalis buys Australian IT infrastructure specialist Thomas Duryea


news Logicalis, an international IT solutions and managed services provider, has announced the acquisition of Australian cloud and datacentre Services firm Thomas Duryea Consulting.

“This acquisition is strategically important for Logicalis, building strength and additional scale into our Australian operation, while Thomas Duryea’s deep professional services capabilities in desktop, data centre, storage and cloud are a perfect fit with Logicalis Australia’s existing expertise,” said Logicalis CEO Mark Rogers.

“As a result, the combined businesses represent a very compelling value proposition for customers and will strengthen our relationship with key vendor partners EMC, Dell, NetApp, VmWare and Microsoft,” he added.

Thomas Duryea specialises in all aspects of IT – from managed services to data centre design and construction to data management and cloud services.

The firm employs 125 staff across its business, with capabilities across EMC, Dell, NetApp, VMware and Microsoft. The company’s annual turnover is approximately US$50 million, according to a statement.

The news comes at a good time for Thomas Duryea. In October, the firm announced that it has experienced a great start to its 2016 financial year following a record quarter.

“It’s the best start to a financial year that we’ve ever had,” Thomas Duryea CEO, Andrew Thomas, told ARN. “We’ve won some really significant deals. We’ve had some of our biggest customer wins in the past three months with both our consulting and cloud business doing well.”

He explained that Thomas Duryea had had some “really strong success” in July and that put the firm ahead of its year-on-year numbers – between two to three times the previous year’s figures.

Founded in the UK, Logicalis is an IT solutions and managed services provider with expertise in communications and collaboration, data centre and cloud services, and managed services.

Logicalis employs over 4,000 people worldwide and has annualised revenues of over US$1.5 billion from its operations across Europe, North America, Latin America and the Asia-Pacific region. The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of over $6 billion.