Brentwood Borough Council purchased a hosted managed service for several of their critical systems via Meritec’s GCloud V catalogue listing.
The Meritec technical services delivery team rapidly but comprehensively migrated the service from the incumbent supplier. The approach taken in this scenario was a combination of “lift and shift” of existing hardware (several servers, SANs and backup devices) and data migration to a new, more modern technology platform for certain systems.
The service went live in April 2014 and the initial contract is for 2 years with an option for extension. The services are delivered from the Meritec hosted environments within the two tier 3 UK data centres. The services are accessed primarily from the Brentwood Borough Council Head Offices in Essex via a secure, dedicated SSL VPN connection over the Meritec MPLS. The service provision includes operating System and application support & maintenance on top of the base PaaS service.