Nick Riley head of cloud solutions joins Brightsolid

Nick Riley joins from omni-channel retailer New Look, where he oversaw the hybrid cloud strategy and design and Azure adoption. With extensive experience in DevOps, Azure and AWS, Nick will head up Brightsolid’s cloud architecture and customer success function. Supporting customers across cloud strategy, adoption, migration and optimisation.

A key task for Riley will be developing Brightsolid’s new Azure offering in early 2024. “I’m really excited about the direction of travel for Brightsolid,” said Riley. “The company has made huge strides over the past 18 months, adding impressive talent and launching new products and services.”
I’m looking forward to adding my passion for all things cloud, especially the Microsoft stack, to Brightsolid as the business grows and expands”.

Brightsolid is an advanced AWS partner with Brightsolid cloud and security offerings, so adding Azure is seen as the next strategic step.

CTO Andy Sinclair is delighted Riley is on board. “Nick is an outstanding cloud leader, evangelist, and one of the UK’s most capable cloud experts. Customers are going to love his passion and expertise. Nick joining us, combined with the investment made in our own cloud platform. And our continued efforts to enhance our already significant AWS expertise. Gives us a truly compelling hybrid cloud capability that will resonate extremely well in the market.”

Riley’s appointment comes as Brightsolid is announced as one of only two MSPs on the Scottish Government Cloud Framework. Brightsolid is a permanent fixture on the Framework and Sinclair is thrilled to be part of the latest iteration. “We work with many public sector organisations through the Framework. We look forward to continuing to support them every step of their cloud journey.”

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