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Direct One, Omnilogic and Frontal Communication conclude a strategic partnership


Aug 11, 2010

Direct One, Omnilogic and Frontal Communication announced a strategic partnership whereby the three companies will collaborate in order to maximize their current technological potential.

Given the diversification of opportunities and the increase in complexity of the solutions to be offered to customers, Direct One held that the technological development partnerships with current Romanian integrators (though useful in relatively early stages of the project), no longer cope with its needs and decided the signing of an overall new tripartite agreement for multiple technology areas with Frontal Communication, the leading Cisco partner in Romania (according to the common turnover), and Omnilogic - the main local provider of infrastructure and cloud computing services.

The partnership will exploit opportunities created by the proliferation of broadband services, especially due to increasing Internet video traffic type and movement of interest from technology providers to content providers.

In this context, the parties have decided to continue development of IP NGN network as part of the CDN - Content Delivery Network to Direct One with the solutions proposed by Frontal Communication. This will develop new capabilities for storage and distribution of content that will receive a new dimension through integrating cloud-computing services provided by Frontal Communication and located in Omnilogic Data Center in Otopeni.

The second direction of collaboration will join communication network resources of Direct One and the system integration resources of Frontal Communication, in order to define a comprehensive package of integrated services that both companies will be able to market in Romania.

"Frontal Communication experience as a system integrator (undisputed on the market in Romania), aligned with the technological infrastructure support provided by Omnilogic and supported by data transport network with national coverage such as Direct One, will create an unique offer in Romania at this time.

This partnership is aligned with Direct One strategy to launch innovative value-added services, especially video services, and can address new market segments "- said Marian Pantazescu, CEO of Direct One S.A.

"Direct One decision to end the current partnership with Cisco existing integrator on IP NGN and CDN - Content Delivery Network, is logical and natural at this stage of evolution of the market. There are a range of small firms with limited expertise on various technology verticals, but obviously they cannot cover the complexity of products and services that the partnership between Frontal Communication, Omnilogic and Direct One can offer to customers in the near future in Romania and the region", said Mr. Gabriel Marin, Managing Director Omnilogic.

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Direct One SA is a Romanian independent company, privately owned, that has developed a data transmission network a high capacity and with national availability and first CDN network (Content Delivery Network) in Romania. At this point, Direct One offers content distribution services, especially video and data transmission in the wholesale system in more than 50 points throughout Romania.

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Established in 1994, Frontal Communication is a leading IT&C solution and system integrator, having expertise and know-how in consulting, audit, design, implementation, support, maintenance and optimization for complex integration projects and solutions. In November 2008, Frontal Communication achieved in less than a year and notably, with local support, Cisco Gold Partner Certification being in the same time the Romanian largest Cisco partner in terms of revenue.

After achieving multiple certifications, Frontal Communications has signed a strategic partnership with Omnilogic for the implementation of system integration projects in Romania, including the design and implementation of new data centers, thus providing the customers a wide range of specialized IT services.

Frontal Communication provides authorized Cisco training, as Cisco Learning Partner Associate, through their trainers certified by Cisco.

For more information about Frontal Communication and its portfolio of services and solutions, please visit www.frontalcommunication.ro.

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Founded in November 1992 as a private company, Omnilogic is one of the most important IT&C companies in Romania. Specialized in providing IT, networking and telecommunication products and services, Omnilogic is the main provider of the IT and telecom industry in Romania, due to its string partnerships with top vendors such as Cisco, AASTRA Telecom (former Ericsson Enterprise), IBM, Oracle, EMC, VMware, Xerox, Apple, SMC, APC, Hewlett-Packard, Corning, CheckPoint, Dell, Lexmark, Harris, Nice and many others.
Trying to keep pace with the upcoming trends in the industry, Omnilogic anticipated the migration of the current model of distributed computing based on the personal computer, to the Data Center and real-time content distribution model.

Therefore, along with the build-up of its own campus (covering over 3 hectares and 15,000 m2 of building space), the company set-up the only 3 tier data center in Romania within its new Otopeni headquarters. With a final investment of more than Eur 8 millions, Omnilogic Data Center was designed and built as a secure, flexible, professional and dedicated IT environment, available only for Omnilogic's strategic customers. Omnilogic Data Center is NOT a passive Hosting Solution, and this is the major difference from similar solutions existent in the Romanian market today.
After only a couple of months form its opening (October 2008), a part of the main companies in the financial and telecommunication sector in Romania have decided to consider Omnilogic's offer for managed hosted services.

In February 2010 Omnilogic released, as a premiere within the Romanian market, its first "on-demand" program named "OmniVServ", within its regional initiative of promoting cloud computing in the South-Eastern Europe.
Branded as OmniVCloud, Omnilogic cloud computing solution enables significant cost savings and business agility. Omnilogic can offer capacity without the need for capital expenditure, as well as operational expertise that replace or augment internal staff capabilities. By introducing leading technologies on the market, Omnilogic sits in the forefront of the IT&C technological development in Romania. For further information, please visit www.omnilogic.ro.

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