Bemis Company, a $4 billion supplier of flexible packaging used by food, consumer products, medical and pharmaceutical companies worldwide, has selected ViaWest to deliver colocation and hybrid IT services. Bemis Company evaluated a number of potential providers on metrics such as cost, security, power, cooling, location, technical knowledge and staffing.
Based in Neenah, Wisconsin, Bemis Company is a global packaging company with 60 facilities and 17,000 employees worldwide focused primarily across the Americas, Europe and Asia.
“Our IT infrastructure is critical to our ability to conduct business, and we needed a partner that could accommodate our current and future needs,” said Tim Julian, director of Business Intelligence and IT Infrastructure, Bemis Company. “We are starting with colocation services, but we like the flexibility of having ViaWest’s Hybrid IT Solutions available to us, which provides us with a different option to grow our IT infrastructure services as our business expands.”
“ViaWest best met our needs based on the objective criteria, but we were also impressed by some other factors, including the expertise and flexibility of the ViaWest team,” added Mr. Julian. “ViaWest gave us confidence that they would manage our data and physical IT assets with the same level of importance and attentiveness that we would manage it ourselves.”
With 30 data centers in North America and a broad product portfolio of hybrid IT services including colocation, compliance and security solutions as well as enterprise-grade cloud solutions, ViaWest works with companies of all sizes.
“Bemis Company packaging is used by companies that reach hundreds of millions of consumers throughout North America and around the world every day,” said Tom Myers, regional vice president of Sales, ViaWest. “Bemis Company, its customers and their consumers cannot afford to be sidelined by an IT or network issue, and we appreciate the trust that Bemis Company has placed in us to deliver the most effective, efficient and reliable IT solution possible.”