December 12, 2005
IXEurope celebrates signing its 400 th customer - M&C Saatchi
IXEurope, Europe's largest independent and fastest growing datacenter specialist, today announced its 400 th customer win by signing a business continuity solution to major advertising agency M&C Saatchi, famous for its British Airways and Financial Times adverts worldwide.
Lee Waller Joint Managing Partner of ISDN Media comments: "Digital asset management is a key responsibility of marketing companies in today's internet environment. M&C Saatchi is holding literally billions of pounds of trademark and copyright content on behalf of their global customer base. IXEurope was selected to become part of M&C Saatchi's business continuity solution because of its industry leading highly resilient datacenter facilities and access to competitive, redundant networks. Together with the professional manner in which the datacenters are run, the excellent technical back-up and strong customer focus, it was felt that IXEurope was the obvious choice."
The solution will be provided to M&C Saatchi by media solutions specialist ISDN Media and leveraging the unparalleled multi-carrier connectivity available within IXEurope's London IXDatacenters. The partnership supports ISDN Media's plans to help M&C Saatchi to deliver a fully outsourced data replication plan for its 51 global sites. Eventually, this will lead to a full load balanced business continuity solution.
With over 400 businesses from IXEurope's recurring customer base now relying on its datacenters to house the datacenter element of their IT systems, the company has evolved into the industry's leading service provider. It has seen significant adoption of its services across many market segments, in particular financial services, large internet businesses and high-technology corporates.
"I want to thank all of our customers who have made this significant milestone possible for IXEurope," said Michael Winterson, VP of International Sales and Marketing. "We are delighted M&C Saatchi and ISDN Media have chosen IXEurope and that we are able to celebrate this milestone with them. The achievement reaffirms our leading position in the European datacenter market and demonstrates the benefits of partnering with IXEurope - enabling companies to cost-effectively and seamlessly migrate to an IXDatacenter with a minimum of inconvenience to their operation and business. As a company focused on providing high-end datacenter services we are always seeking quality rather than quantity in adding to our customer base and this latest contract fully reflects this philosophy."
Founded in 1999, IXEurope provides datacenter services, hosting infrastructure and business continuity solutions to customers in the enterprise, communications and technology markets. Customers outsource the datacenter element of their IT systems to increase resilience, optimise performance, achieve availability objectives and reduce corporate risk - more cost effectively than doing it in-house. The company has become the fastest growing European provider of datacenter services and now has datacenter facilities in seven cities in four countries across Europe.
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