London, UK – 27 March 2013 – NaviSite Europe Limited, a premier provider of enterprise-class hosting, managed application, managed messaging and managed cloud services, today announces it has selected Cloudshape Limited, a subsidiary of IT service provider Datacon, as its exclusive partner to deliver NaviCloud® services in the Benelux region.
Cloudshape’s role will be to assist organisations in evaluating and implementing cloud services using the robust, high performance and highly secure NaviCloud platform. The deal will enable both companies to meet the rapidly growing demand for cloud-based managed services in Benelux.
The partnership comes as NaviSite continues to expand its business into Europe via channel partners. Cloudshape will be its first partner outside of the UK and represents a significant step towards European expansion.
“We selected Cloudshape for their in-depth understanding of the cloud market in Benelux”, said Sean McAvan, Managing Director NaviSite Europe Limited. “Datacon, its parent company, has a proven track record of providing enterprise portals to the Benelux region using the NaviCloud platform over the last 18 months, which means that Cloudshape already has access to detailed knowledge of the NaviCloud architecture, provisioning and management tools. Cloudshape’s local contacts and experience makes them an ideal partner for us in Benelux.”
Meindert van Duijvenbode, CEO and founder of Cloudshape commented: “Having provided enterprise portals via our parent company Datacon for over 16 years, it became apparent that there was a growing demand in the Benelux region for cloud-based infrastructure. We understand the importance of delivering a robust, secure and technologically advanced solution to our clients.Cloudshape selected the NaviCloud platform from NaviSite because of their leadership in these key areas. With strong competition in the cloud market; partnering with NaviSite – a Time Warner Cable company – gave us not only a technological lead, but also a strong financial partner to source these technologies for our clients.”
He adds: “We have found NaviSite an ideal partner to work with because of itsgreat technology and the excellent working relationship we have built with them. This spans sales, marketing and technical support as well as providing us with insights into their strategic direction and future planning. We look forward to working more closely with NaviSite to deliver an excellent cloud experience for our Benelux clients.”
About NaviSite Europe Limited
NaviSite Europe Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of NaviSite, Inc., a Time Warner Cable Company, a leading international provider of enterprise-class, cloud-enabled hosting, managed applications and services. NaviSite provides a full suite of reliable and scalable managed services, including Application Services, industry-leading Enterprise Hosting, and Managed Cloud Services for organisations looking to outsource IT infrastructures and lower their capital and operational costs. Enterprise customers depend on NaviSite for customised solutions, delivered through a global footprint of state-of-the-art data centres. For more information about NaviSite’s services, please visit http://www.navisite.com
Cloudshape Ltd is a subsidiary of Datacon Ltd and supports companies in the phased transition to the cloud in the form of setup, advice and the transfer of knowledge, in which they make use of state of the art cloud network of NaviSite.