The Blueprint IT
The Blueprint IT delivers secure and reliable colocation, hosted and cloud services from over 600 data centers in 1200 markets across 160 countries. Each data centre is ISO:9001 and ISO:27001 accredited. Find out more: www.theblueprint-it.co.uk
The Blueprint IT offers integrated managed colocation, connectivity and cloud services to its clients from hundreds
of data centres. As part of its client promise, the firm commits to set levels of accreditation at all partner facilities – specifically ISO 9001 and ISO 27001. Some clients also insist on PCI accreditation, the payment industry data center standard. The Blueprint IT needs colocation partners who can deliver to these standards and beyond, contributing to revenue generation.
EvoSwitch provides colocation and connectivity services for The Blueprint IT and in turn their clients which meets their exacting process and service standards and is configured to multiple Network Service Providers for client failover. Quality and speed of remote hands support is key for end-customer satisfaction.
ISO and PCI certification were both key factors in the selection of EvoSwitch as a partner in the Netherlands back in 2014. However, more important than compliance was the potential for a profitable and constructive partnership in the longer term; “EvoSwitch has the quality we need, and its pricing model works well for us and our clients,” says Syrus Mokhtari, Sales Director at The Blueprint IT. “EvoSwitch’s facilities are well placed for our clients, all the boxes ticked from a site specification point of view and very well presented, which is important as we often require site visits with our existing and future clients. Last and probably the most importantly of all is the people. EvoSwitch have great employees. We share similar working practices and feel very comfortable with our clients working directly with EvoSwitch’s support portal and EvoSwitch always respect our clients. We collaborate well, and respond quickly and creatively when there is a client issue – EvoSwitch match our ethos.”
One of the rewarding elements of the relationship has been consistent growth in opportunities. “There are growing opportunities in the Netherlands for a partnership like ours,” says Syrus. “The power costs are very competitive, which is a major advantage. Also from a location point of view you can reach all the leading European markets at very low latency – if someone is looking in London I will always say why not look in the Amsterdam area at the same time. Then there is the growing popularity of partners like EvoSwitch; apart from greater pricing flexibility and sharp responses, they are increasingly popular compared to the larger players as all their facilities are brand new and in walk-in condition for clients. All of these factors contribute to revenue generation.”