Local firm Brightsolid wins three-year contract to manage council’s data services
Brightsolid, a Scottish cloud and data center provider, will provide Aberdeen City Council with a managed data center service, housing the Council’s private cloud, production and disaster recovery systems in Brightsolid’s Tier III Aberdeen datacenter.
The £1 million-per-year contract runs to to May 2017. Brightsolid says it won with flexible data center services and competitive prices, and its position as the only Scotland-based company that could ensure any citizen, no matter how remotely located in the far-flung borough, has fast access to Council services at all times.
Brightsolid data center Aberdeen
Six week countdown
In addition, Brightsolid has migrated the City Council’s entire IT estate to its private cloud, taking only six weeks, with an added disaster recovery plan.
Aberdeen City Council Finance, policy and resources convenor Councillor Willie Young said: “Aberdeen City Council has been impressed with the quality, flexibility and personalization of service during transition to the new arrangements in extremely tight timescales, with minimum interruption to normal service. In Brightsolid, we have found a partner with whom we can innovatively work as we digitally transform our council services while also reducing our operational costs.”
Brightsolid is a private cloud provider which owns and operates world class data centers in the north-east of Scotland connected by a high-speed network. The first Scottish partner on the Microsoft Cloud OS Network, Brightsolid provides industry-leading IT solutions to oil and gas, public sector and enterprise organisations.
Richard Higgs, CEO of Brightsolid, said: “Aberdeen City Council has a very exciting vision that includes working collaboratively with other local councils, truly engaging with the community and providing high quality provision of connectivity for everyone.
“We’re delighted to provide the technology and personal service that will help the Aberdeen City Council team to meet these critical objectives.
“When we made the decision to open a facility in Aberdeen our intention was to help the city become a center of technological excellence and winning this business shows it’s truly something we can do.”