This was the first time that ICCM had needed to outsource the hosting of an application delivered over its Assure application delivery platform. Not only was this a new approach, the new customer was extremely high profile and there was no margin for trial and error.
BrightCloud was one of a number of cloud based, pay-as-you-go private and public hosting partners invited to tender for the project. The list included the high profile Amazon and Azure hosting services. However the BrightCloud team was not daunted, but instead buoyed by its 10 year reputation for delivering highly resilient and secure hosting services to banks, retailers, local government and NHS departments, amongst other customer facing organisations.
This experience was quickly recognised by ICCM and their customer during the successful deployment of a test and demonstration environment. The test environment included a comprehensive performance monitoring package, providing the end customer with the visibility to see the performance they would receive from a live system and what would happen if capacity was expanded. Both ICCM and their customer were impressed, confident that the hosting platform would enable the IT teams to meet all service SLAs and that the resilience of the hosting environment would ensure that all compliance requirements would be met.
The BrightCloud team’s credentials and the demonstration of their strategic application hosting partner abilities during the trial set BrightCloud apart from Azure and Amazon. Coupled with our customer focus and the outstanding performance of the hosted SQL servers, BrightCloud was awarded the contract.