This partnership closes a digital divide between the two largest economic areas, with DataVita located in the west central belt and brightsolid located in Aberdeen and Dundee.
brightsolid and DataVita hold ISO27001 and Tier 3 accreditations with multiple active power and cooling distribution paths, and brightsolid delivers private and Azure certified hybrid cloud, putting it at the highest tier of data centre accreditation achieved in Scotland. This partnership enables faster collaboration and sharing across the country from two of the largest cities in Scotland with faster access to data and greater diversity in communications at a lower overall cost.
Both organisations aim to enable customers to easily mix traditional IT infrastructure with on-demand cloud native services.
Richard Higgs, CEO of brightsolid said, ‘This partnership with DataVita delivers a critical digital infrastructure for Scotland to help equality in communications.
‘This new infrastructure enables us to close a digital divide by providing businesses of all sizes and security compliance with secure data, cloud and communication services with value for money, collaboration and environmental benefit in mind.
‘DataVita shares our flexible, personable approach to business as well as our green outlook to data centre operation. DataVita are the only other data centre in the country that meet our quality assurance. Their facility really blew me away and they operate to ISO standards which is absolutely key as security and operational excellence is at the heart of everything we do.’
Gareth Lush, commercial firector at DataVita, said, ‘Being selected by brightsolid as their data centre partner in central Scotland is a real endorsement for DataVita. Quality and security are our priority at every level and partnering with brightsolid means our service offering is now completely unique.’