IT Consultant, 4D IT Solutions, boosts revenue by packaging CentreStack as an on-premise server cloud solution.
4D IT Solutions is not a traditional managed service provider. Their core business is
providing IT consulting solutions, but many of their clients were having issues with
mainstream cloud storage solutions.
Recognizing this as a big opportunity for generating new revenue, they decided
to research a solution they could implement and offer directly to their clients. The
most important attributes for a prospective cloud solution were more robust privacy
measures, alignment with client data governance requirements, and ease-of-use.
4D IT decided on CentreStack. Their new offering currently supports on-premise
deployments of CentreStack, allowing 4D IT to fully vet each set-up while also having
full control over the server environment.
The biggest benefit for their clients is the data governance that CentreStack affords.
With their on-premise deployments, 4D IT can confidently say that data never leaves
the security of their client’s network.
Deploying CentreStack has also made management of their setup much simpler for 4D
“We are mostly selling CentreStack to replace remote initiated VPN. The first time we
did this, we said to our client, ‘let’s do an experiment and shut down your VPN and see
what you won’t be able to do.’ We had 0 requests for client initiated VPN because they
could still get to all of their content,” said Jordan Ray, CEO of 4D IT.
CentreStack customer service is really good. They use electronic
ticketing, which is what we prefer. To be transparent, in the 3 years since
we rolled out CentreStack, we have had very few issues, which speaks
volumes to the quality of their solution.
CEO, 4D IT Solutions
Boosted Revenue: $25,000 in
new income by deploying CentreStack using
on-premise servers as a VPN
Increased Privacy: “Our clients
have a lot of sensitive data,
protected by NDA’s. The data
never leaves their ecosystem.”
Easy to Audit: “Because data isn’t leaving their
ecosystem, the audit process
is very simple. For one client, a
law firm, we cut down the audit
process from 2 weeks to 2 hours.”
“They have a better user experience and private data.”
“The mobility of use and the product is just more robust and efficient.”