LONDON, May 19, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Award winning data centre owners operators, BIS has been shortlisted for the prestigious Colo Award in the upcoming Data Centres in Europe Awards 2011, hosted on 2nd June at Gibson Hall in the City of London. These awards are Europe's pre-eminent accolades for excellence in the provision of data centres.
BIS has been nominated alongside the major industry players such as TelecityGroup, Interxion and Data Electronics Services. Colocation data centres are one of BIS' greatest strengths, shown in the quality of their 'product', but also because of the strength of their 'service'. David Pyemont, Chairman and Founder of BIS comments,'We don't simply provide provisioned space - we work with, we partner with, our customers. So while we provide an absolute state-of-the-art colocation data centre with all of the facilities you would wish for, from manned security to metered and guaranteed power, from guaranteed internet access to the most efficient temperature and humidity control and fire detection and suppression systems possible, we more specifically work with our customers to understand their business - to predict their requirements and forestall their problems."
BIS' customer base extends a wide range of vertical markets, such as Insurance, Shipping, Finance, Legal and Media; and are seen as long term partners providing genuine support and service, not just a space provider. "BIS was the most credible supplier we saw," agrees Neil Tucker, IT Manager at shipbrokers Gibson. "The [BIS] team had a different mindset and they impressed us with their knowledge and step-by-step approach... BIS came up with the answers as they grasped what the business wanted to achieve; they explained how we could benefit without us having to ask the right questions."
"BIS has been key to supporting Catlin during a period of significant growth," confirms Simon Johnson, Catlin's Group IT Services Manager. "We needed to find a data centre partner flexible enough to support our growth [with] stringent SLA's at an appropriate cost level... it has been a pleasure to work with the BIS team throughout."
This is the partnership approach that has brought the BIS colocation service through the awards evaluation process to the shortlist of four for the European Data Centers Colocation Award. Panel Judge Alex Rabbetts, managing director at Migration Solutions, explains their relevance: "If the organisation is looking to win a prestigious award with the credibility of being awarded by a panel of international industry peers, based on real criteria with strict independent judging, then the [European Data Centres Awards] are the 'Oscars of the Data Centre Industry'.
BIS has been designing, building and managing colocation facilities for our clients since 1996 and today manages the infrastructure for hundreds of demanding City clients. We're vendor neutral, which means we always put our clients' interests first, and our staff are continuously recognised as experts in their field. We're one of only a small handful of UK companies to be awarded Cisco MSCP Powered status for MPLS, VPN, Managed Internet Services and Metro Ethernet connectivity services
BIS is one of London's largest specialist data centre owner operators and providers of IT managed services. We aim to reduce our clients' IT costs and improve their end-user's experience through award winning managed colocation, managed networks, managed servers and storage, managed applications, professional services and first class support.
Contact: Samantha Keating BIS +44(0)207-861-9322 firstname.lastname@example.org http://www.bisdatacentres.co.uk
SOURCE BIS Ltd