Logicalis, a global company of ITC solutions and services, takes another step in supporting open source in Latin America. The company has already invested in these technologies for a number of years and has just closed a new partnership, now with Canonical, a developer of open source software. The focus is companies in the telecommunication, finance and retail segments of Latin America.
In recent years, the universe of infrastructure has undergone a constant technological evolution and the great tendency is the use of containers, which support the agile development and the adoption of DevOps - alignment of processes and tools between the development and operations teams. At the same time, topics such as cloud computing and software defined anything are gaining importance in the market and are becoming the foundation for the technological infrastructure of the future.
The partnership with Canonical, which has been promoting free software since its inception in 2004, complements Logicalis's portfolio by enabling the company to support its customers in this transition and to offer them another option of open source solutions. "With this move we reinforce our commitment to offer the best market solutions to our customers, as well as strengthen our performance with solutions based on open source technologies, mainly related to cloud computing," says Fabio Hashimoto, director of software services at Logicalis.
According to Arturo Suarez, Canonical's Program Director, the agreement with Logicalis is a way to expand the company's operations in Latin America. "We believe that open source software is critical to accelerating innovation as it allows developers to access a variety of technologies. And, now, we will be able to deliver them to a greater number of companies in the region, "concludes Suarez.
Logicalis believes in open source as a foundation for the technological infrastructure of the future. In line with this strategy, in July last year, it acquired NubeliU, a reference company in the development of open standards applications in Latin America, strengthening its commitment to offer free software and the development of large projects in the areas of SDx ( software defined anything) and cloud computing.