Pulsant, a UK hybrid cloud services provider, has completed the installation of a managed network for Argyll Community Housing Association. The network was deployed across ACHA’s eight offices and 10 sheltered housing sites.
Pulsant won the contract in 2015 to supply the housing association’s network infrastructure, which covers a wide area across Argyll and Bute in the west of Scotland. The project was staged over a year, bringing all of the housing provider’s sites onto a single wide area network (WAN).
Vivienne Kerr, IT manager, Argyll Community Housing Association, said, “We needed all of our sites to be connected, with our staff having access to all the systems and applications they need to make sure operations run smoothly. This wasn’t easy because our offices and housing sites are so widely spread across the region, some very rural and others in more populated areas, so we had some challenges with finding telecommunications providers.
“Pulsant was appointed to deliver the leased lines and ADSL circuits, along with a number of routers based on differing requirements for each site. The project was completed successfully and within our incredibly tight timescales. The benefit is that we have our own network, which is managed by one provider, Pulsant, with a dedicated account manager and excellent service and support.”
Ian Appleyard, business development executive, Pulsant, said, “Due to our carrier neutrality, we were able to select different methods, telecommunications providers and underlying infrastructure to deploy the WAN. Our key differentiator was that we could pick which provider was best suited to each area and then bring them all together in a single solution.”