Cloud Computing Case Studies
Aberdeen City Council
Record fast cloud migration in the public sector
We were recently awarded ‘Data Centre Solution of the Year’ at the European IT & Software Excellence Awards 2016 for the work we have been doing with Aberdeen City Council. After being chosen as their digital services partner, we migrated their entire IT infrastructure to our Aberdeen data centre in just 6 weeks, making it one of the fastest public sector migrations ever and the council are now saving 250 K a year compared to their previous cost. Going forward, we are excited to help Aberdeen City Council and Aberdeenshire Council realize their vision of shared services and increased collaboration through cloud. Read the winning award entry here.
The Improvement Service
Security in the cloud
Read how the Improvement Service are using cloud to deliver great end user experiences, better services with lower operational cost and increasing buy in and adoption across their customer base whilst conforming to strict Government security requirements. The Improvement Service’s cloud environment is N3, making it one of the most secure cloud environments in the country.Download PDF
Cloud hosting partner
Fife Council are one of many customers to take advantage of our virtual private servers (VPS). VPS offers customers private cloud environments that are extremely cost performant. Being the third largest council body in Scotland, it was important for Fife to chose the right web hosting partner to ensure their service to citizens and staff was secure and available at all times.
Fife Council have been recognised as one the top local authority websites in Scotland by SOITM, read how they have achieved better delivery of services whilst lowering their risk and costs.Download PDF
Find My Past
Data migration and embracing the cloud
findmypast.co.uk is home to the UK’s largest collection of historical family records and makes these available online for customers to research their family history.
Read how brightsolid transferred 3 terabytes of data to a secure, fully managed cloud infrastructure hosted in our data centres. This project delivered the findmypast.co.uk team IT support and confidence that their 750 million plus records were in safe hands.Download PDF
NHS Health Scotland
Business critical applications
Learn how NHS Health Scotland moved to a more collaborative way of working across and beyond their organisational boundaries by improving audience engagement and business productivity whilst adopting a more innovative, flexible working practice through cloud collaboration technology.Download PDF
The British Newspaper Archive
Big data and private cloud hosting
Every day we digitse enough newspaper records to cover an entire football pitch, enabling British Citizens, for the first time, to access the full British Newspaper Archive online, from anywhere, at any time.
“I’m delighted that the British Library and brightsolid are working together to transform access to the nation’s published memory. It’s a great example of public and private sectors collaborating to deliver something neither party could have done themselves.” Ed Vaizey, MP, Minister for Culture, Communications and Creative Industries.
Download the full story of the UK’s largest ever digtisation project below.Download PDF
Scotland’s Census 2011
Secure cloud hosting
brightsolid were honored to be chosen as the Governments digital partner for Scotlands’ 2011 census. Proud to be such an integral part of the first Scottish Census available online, we helped make the venture a reality by hosting and managing the project in our data centres from our dedicated cloud servers. The high profile project was completed on time, within budget and to Government impact security level 4. Read how we designed the technical solution, coped with extreme levels of traffic and met the submission deadline.Download PDF
Our ‘infrastructure as a service’ has immediately provided us with a much more resilient, responsive and scalable hosting service than we could have ever provided ourselves.
Ian McIntyre, Programme Manager, NHS Health Scotland
The solution provided by brightsolid has been highly reliable with almost 100% availability over the last 24 months. This has been backed by a professional support service.
Steve Watt, CIO, University of St Andrews
On reflection what was particularly pleasing for me was the high level of trust that brightsolid were prepared to invest in the relationship as this was in no short measure the key to the success of this project.
Dave Silcock, Digital Development, Nationwide Building Society
We have found brightsolid to be both flexible and personal in their approach to business. Their passion for technology and dedication to customer service is sits very well with our own customer centric approach.
Kal Osmani, Tata Consultancy Services
brightsolid has delivered consistently throughout the many projects we have worked on. They have a very flexible approach to how they work with us and their technical knowledge is second to none
Scott Noble, E-Commerce Development, Standard Life
The solution provided by brightsolid has been highly reliable with almost 100% availability over the last 24 months. This has been backed by a professional support service brightsolid understand our business and proactively engage with us
Steve Watt, CIO, University of StAndrews
Technical innovation with personal service
Our customer relationships are the most important thing to us. We are proud to say that relationships forged over a decade ago are today as strong as ever; our mission to surpass the expectations of our customers runs through every strand of our business.
“Personal service, to us, means collaboration. Really getting to know our customers and what their needs are is our foundation. Whether that be resolving an isolated issue or designing, architecting and implementing entire solutions, we make it our mission to provide the right solution, not just for today, but 5 years time. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do and we want them to feel we are an extension of their team – a true partnership. We pride ourselves on the close relationships we have developed where skills and knowledge sharing are key. Our customers come first.” – Andrew Fox, Head of Delivery, with brightsolid since August 2012.