Your cloud, your way
We provide a range of innovative cloud-based services to both public sector and commercial organisations across a range of industries.
Whether you need a secure private cloud, public cloud or the best of both worlds with a hybrid cloud platform, we have the expertise to advise and implement a solution tailored to your needs.
Our cloud services can be scaled according to your business requirements with the capability to add resources without server upgrades or downtime.
Moving to a cloud based infrastructure allows better cost management and value as you move to a more predictable OPEX model, giving you maximum return on your investment. You gain access to a wider pool of expertise, strengthened security and agile technology without the significant upfront cost.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
In the event of a disaster, the time it takes to recover critical application and/or data can make or break your organisation. An effective business continuity and disaster recovery plan can streamline how you handle such a situation and can significantly reduce both data loss and reputational damage.
Infrastructure as a Service
We offer a full server hosting and operation service that covers the supervision and monitoring of backups, a tailored 24/7/365 support service, security management, software and patch management, and delivers inbuilt software assurance, allowing you to reduce the overhead of maintaining a modern IT infrastructure and enhance and extend your existing IT resource.
Software as a Service
We have developed unique hosted solutions for many of our business software systems, with Infor SunSystems, Pegasus, Qlik and Microsoft Dynamics NAV and CRM solutions being made available from our cloud infrastructure. In addition we can implement and support Microsoft Office 365 and Microsoft Dynamics 365 solutions.
Our cloud services deliver flexibility, efficiency and strategic value
Choose your cloud, your way, streamline your operations, and stay ahead of your competition.
Scalable on demand to support fluctuating workloads and business growth.
Choose public, private, or hybrid storage offerings depending on your needs.
Choose your level of control with as-a-service options - SaaS, PaaS, IaaS.
Access applications and data anywhere, anytime, on any device.
We offer 24x7x365 remote monitoring of your infrastructure.
Minimise recovery point and recovery time with continuous high availability.
Access a wider pool of expertise and technology without significant upfront costs.
Gain maximum return on investment with a more predictable OPEX model.
We manage the everyday running of your infrastructure, freeing up time to focus on what you do best.
Access to the latest versions of software to give users the most up-to-date technology.
Remote access means teams can collaborate on the go and make more informed business decisions, faster.
Move more nimbly than competitors who must devote IT resources to managing infrastructure.
Scotwest Credit Union benefits from move to the cloud
Scotwest Credit Union provides a range of financial services to anyone who lives or works in the West of Scotland.
The credit union is a mutual organisation where the customers (members) are also the owners and therefore benefit from the ongoing success of the organisation.
Providing services to its members is the number one priority for the business and it operates a range of products extending to include savings accounts, personal loans and mortgages.
Scotwest identified a need to replace its existing server architecture and asked Castle to undertake a review and comparison between upgrading existing hardware or moving to a privately hosted cloud-based environment.
Rod Ashley, Chief Executive, Scotwest Credit Union, said:
“It was the ideal time to look at all of our options and weigh up the benefits for the organisation. We chose to move our server architecture to a private cloud because there were a number of clear advantages for us. Since making the change we are enjoying some real benefits as a result.
“Whereas previously staff were using different versions of software applications, now everyone is on the same version and upgrades are included in the service to ensure that our office applications are consistently up-to-date across the organisation.
“We now have the peace of mind that systems are backed up automatically and replicated to another Data Centre every day, delivering strong business continuity. As a financial services organisation we operate in a business environment that is closely regulated by the FSA and requires extremely high standards of governance, so it is imperative that our systems are completely reliable and can be quickly accessible in an emergency.
“One of the real benefits for improved productivity and ease of use is that staff can access the system remotely and are able to quickly access their own personal desktop in a very user friendly and secure way.
“We chose Castle because having worked with them for some years we had confidence in their reliability and flexibility and that they would work with our team and ensure that the project was delivered without hassle. It was a choice based on quality of service and the unique innovative value they deliver.”
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The Castle Difference
It’s our goal to provide the best support for our customers and identify where new technologies can help drive your digital strategy forward. We strive to build long standing customer relationships and many of our team come with practical industry expertise so we understand the challenges your organisation faces.
Our culture and values encourage internal collaboration where we work together as one team to ensure success of every project using our unique expertise of both software & IT services implementations. We’re the only IT team that you need.