Castle Computer Services and Partick Housing Association have been working together to move the housing providers ICT infrastructure to Castle’s private cloud service. Following the completion of the project, Castle and Partick were the only Scottish companies recognised in the UK Data Centre Solutions Awards and won the ‘Public Sector Project of the Year’ award.
Arlene Casey, ICT manager, Partick Housing Association, said, “The move to a private cloud gave us benefits that would normally only be achievable in a large enterprise environment. We now have a high performance secure infrastructure that can grow with our business and is resilient. Castle is responsible for managing all of our systems, which reduces IT management time and allows us to focus on our key tenant priorities.
“We have the peace of mind that all of our data is held in a world-class data centre in central Scotland and replicated to a secondary data centre for business continuity. This allows our organisation to operate from another location in the case of a disaster.”
George Strathie, software and services director, Castle Computer Services, said, “The highly secure, constantly monitored infrastructure meets all of Partick’s operational needs, and the return on investment can be measured in terms of the mitigation of risk and the freedom for in-house IT teams to work strategically within their business.”