READING, England, March 25, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --
- New ultra-fast private cloud platform provides leading marine contractor with continuity, flexibility and opportunity for growth
Cloud, colocation and connectivity expert, Pulsant is migrating leading maritime contractor Briggs Marine and Environmental Services to a Private Enterprise Cloud platform that will safeguard its operations from outage, ensure remote access to its international teams and deliver unprecedented IT flexibility to aid commercial growth.
All of the data services, communications and databases required to support Briggs Marine's comprehensive services will now be hosted via Pulsant's virtualised platform - the first in the UK to utilise HP Gen 8 servers, making it one of the fastest cloud platforms available.
The company's headquarters on the East Coast of Scotland reflect its maritime heritage supplying vessel charter and management, marine civil engineering, subsea cable repair, salvage and wreck removal, oil and gas terminal operations, maintenance of aids to navigation and environmental consultancy. However, to ensure data continuity, it made sense to relocate its in house IT infrastructure away from this exposed site and find a safer, more secure environment that offered greater resilience and availability.
After extensive evaluation, Briggs Marine chose Pulsant. Not only could it provide a secure, high performance cloud environment from its own wholly owned Tier3/4 data centres, but also the additional technical support and connectivity solutions required to backup, maintain and manage Briggs Marine's IT operations more effectively.
Mark Hilson, Group IT Manager, Briggs Marine, states, "The Pulsant Enterprise Cloud provides Briggs Marine's remote teams, in the UK and abroad, with fast and seamless, 24/7 connectivity to our systems. If we need to expand locations or add new client teams, we literally 'plug them in' over the internet with no additional capital cost. With Pulsant, we have a real strategic advantage - the ability to respond quickly to business opportunities anywhere in the world with instant IT support."
Pulsant's private cloud is also ISO and PCI compliant, providing additional assurance to Briggs Marine's clients and simplifying audit processes - which is vital when dealing with high profile clients, who include the MoD, BP and Exxon. It's much greener too, not just because the Pulsant cloud reduces energy consumption but also because the data centres that drive it have a 100% renewable energy policy.
Mark Howling CEO of Pulsant comments, "We are delighted that our new Enterprise Cloud solution is able to offer companies like Briggs Marine new levels of speed and flexibility combined with first class enterprise functionality, service and support, allowing them to compete more effectively in an increasingly global marketplace."
- Pulsant supports more than 3,000 mid-tier and enterprise customers from its ten UK-based ISO 27001 compliant data centres.
- Pulsant provides world class technology and exceptional people creating advanced and innovative solutions that optimise performance and cost effectively manage, store and safeguard data.
- Pulsant's 'Triple-A' service models ensures the right 'Access, Ability and Action' to deliver 24/7 support from multiple UK-based operation centres.
- 100% of the energy used within Pulsant's data centres is from renewable sources.
For more information, please visit http://www.pulsant.com
About Briggs Marine
Leading marine contractor Briggs Marine and Environmental Services supply services to a range of industries working in the marine sector.
The Briggs Group's range of services includes vessel charter and management, marine civil engineering, subsea cable repair and maintenance, operation and maintenance of aids to navigation, salvage and wreck removal, oil and gas terminal operations and environmental consultancy. The company also provides an international emergency oil spill response service.
Established in the 1970s, the Briggs Group has a strong reputation within the maritime and oil and gas sectors and, over the last ten years, has expanded that reputation into the growing renewable energy sector.
The Briggs Group has head offices in Burntisland, Fife as well as further operations in Aberdeen and international offices in Baku, Azerbaijan.
SOURCE Briggs Marine