Public sector boost for digital technology group brightsolid


9th July 2015

Cloud hosting and data centre provider brightsolid has secured a place on the Scottish Government’s hosting services framework.

The move could prove lucrative for the Dundee Technology Park-based firm as it opens up potential new revenue streams from the public sector.

Organisations such as the NHS, universities and colleges and local and central government can solicit services either directly or through a mini-tender exercise from accredited framework suppliers.

The system means organisations do not have to go through the full procurement process – which can be extremely time consuming – whenever they want to engage a new service.

Brightsolid account director Malcolm Smith said securing a place on the framework was a major achievement.

To qualify, the firm had to prove its credentials by surpassing operational and efficiency benchmarks relating to security compliance and the robustness of its network.

The company’s two Tier III+ data centres in Dundee and Aberdeen – the latter of which is currently being commissioned after being constructed at a cost of £5 million – will provide the public sector with access to the first Scottish Microsoft Cloud OS partnership and Azure enabled cloud platform.

“The framework allows us to strengthen relationships in the Scottish public sector that we have built over the last 15 years,” Mr Smith said.

“This is a very exciting time for us as we near the opening of our next Tier III data centre in Aberdeen.

“Our innovative approach to IT means that we are one of the most carbon and cost-effective data centre and cloud providers in the country.

“We’re pleased that public sector organisations across Scotland can now take advantage of this.”

Brightsolid is part of the Dundee-headquartered DC Thomson Group, publisher of The Courier.

Orginal article from The Courier Website


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