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Brightsolid’s new professional services practice enables businesses to take full advantage of hybrid cloud

Brightsolid, the hybrid cloud managed services company, has today announced that magazine publisher Aceville has become the first organisation to use its new professional services practice.

Aceville has a mature hybrid cloud approach having used public cloud solutions since 2010. However, following the Covid-19 pandemic and increase in remote working – and subsequent increase in cyberthreats – the publisher approached Brightsolid for an independent review of its security and digital services.

The review was conducted remotely over three days, assessing Aceville’s AWS environment against the Brightsolid cloud control framework. Brightsolid also ran an automated assessment of the environment against CIS AWS benchmark criteria.

David Coe, Head of Digital at Aceville, said: “We’ve been incorporating public cloud solutions from AWS into our strategy for ten years, and are no stranger to the importance of cybersecurity. The digital environment is constantly evolving, but drastic changes to our work environment in recent months has led to rapid increase in cyberthreats and corresponding security opportunities.

“Given Brightsolid’s history of working closely with clients to provide a flexible, tailored service, we were confident in its ability to help us identify opportunities to enhance our digital environment. Brightsolid provided a very clear security analysis, showing a great understanding of our organisation and detailing our next steps.”

Jon Gasparini, CTO at Brightsolid, added: “Over the past few months, more organisations have seen the value of using hybrid and public cloud models. But even those who are familiar with it, such as Aceville, recognise the cloud environment is rapidly developing due to changing work practices.

“Given our strengths in cloud managed services and digital technology, we have a deep understanding of how businesses can benefit from digital transformation and using technology to overcome current economic challenges. Our Professional Services offering supports businesses as they push the boundaries of their existing systems to achieve maximum benefits whilst remaining operationally secure.”

Aceville was so impressed with the initial work completed that it will continue to work with Brightsolid to develop and improve its offerings on Teachwire, an online hub of resources for teachers.

Brightsolid launched its professional services practice in July 2020 to advise organisations on how they can utilise cloud computing to not only navigate the current economic environment, but also consider how they can futureproof for financial recovery once the crisis ends.

Businesses interested in hearing more about the professional services practice can join Brightsolid for a webinar on 9thSeptember, register on the company’s here.

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