July 24, 2013

WILLEMSTAD, CURAÇAO – July 23, 2013 –

Curaçao Technology Exchange (CTEX), N.V., which earlier this month became the world’s newest and most advanced Uptime Institute certified Tier-IV datacenter, today also received its ISO 9001:2008 certification. CTEX was certified by the BSI group as operating a quality management system which complies with ISO 9001:2008 standard for Cloud Services, datacenter, managed hosting, and IT services for regional and international markets. The ISO 9001:2008 certification has been in place for over a decade and is recognized by corporations around the world as a method for controlling quality. The standard provides a framework to effectively and efficiently manage the business and ensure a philosophy of continual improvement.

“We are pleased to be certified as an ISO 9001:2008 company. It’s another reflection of our commitment to providing our regional and global customers with the piece of mind that we are focused on delivering the highest quality of datacenter services and IT solutions possible,” said Anthony DeLima CTEX’s Chairman & CEO. It is also a reflection of our organization’s passion for excellence.

The ISO 9001:2008 framework is based on eight quality management principles that help improve organizational performance which include; (i) Customer focus, ensure processes are focused around the fulfillment of market needs, (ii) Leadership: a structure and competency is in place to ensure the unity of purpose and direction, (iii) Involvement of people: assurance that people become fully involved in achieving the organization’s objectives, (iv) Process approach: resources and activities are managed as processes, with an understanding of how the outputs of one process affects the inputs of another, (v) System approach to management: a systemized approach to work activities is in place, (vi) Continual improvement: a culture exists to continuously improve all aspects of the company, (vii) Fact based decision-making: effective decisions are based on the logical and intuitive analysis of data and factual information and (viii) Mutually beneficial supplier relationships are in place.

CTEX is one of the few datacenter and IT solution provider organizations that have achieved the ISO 9001:2008 certification.

About CTEX

CTEX delivers highly advanced technology solutions to business and government customers by leveraging Tier-IV and LEED certified data center and Internet exchange facilities. The company serves multiple industry segments including Oil & Gas, Financial Services, Governments, Transportation & Logistics, Healthcare, Manufacturing and others. Customers benefit from leveraging an advanced eco-system of proven partner solutions. Customers can build private computing environments or leverage CTEX’s highly advanced and scalable Cloud fabric. CTEX offers seven core solutions: Cloud Solutions, Security Management, Managed Services, Network & Collocation, Archival & Storage and Disaster Recovery. For more information, go to: www.ctexpartners.com

About BSI

BSI is the business standards company that helps organizations all over the world make excellence a habit. For more than a century we have been challenging mediocrity and complacency to help embed excellence into the way people and products work. That means showing businesses how to improve performance, reduce risk and achieve sustainable growth. As a global leader in helping organizations improve, our clients range from high profile brands to small, local companies in 150 countries worldwide. For more information, go to: www.bsigroup.com

About the Uptime Institute

Uptime Institute, an independent division of The 451 Group, provides education, publications, consulting, certifications, conferences and seminars, independent research, and thought leadership for the enterprise data center industry and for data center professionals. The Uptime Institute is an unbiased, third-party data center research, education, and consulting organization focused on improving data center performance and efficiency through collaboration and innovation. The Uptime Institute serves all shareholders of the data center industry, including enterprise and third-party operation, manufacturers, providers, and engineers. In 2009, the Institute was acquired by The 451 Group, a technology-industry analyst company focusing on the business of enterprise IT innovation. www.uptimeinstitute.com