BIS Shortlisted for the European Data Centres Colocation Award 2011

By Bis Ltd, PRNE
Wednesday, May 18, 2011

LONDON, May 19, 2011 - 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

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'.

About BIS

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.

    Samantha Keating


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