We provide a range of innovative cloud services to both public sector and commercial organisations across Scotland and the UK from our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh.
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.
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.
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.
Software as a Service
We have developed 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.
Disaster Recovery as a Service
Application & Desktop Delivery
Microsoft Dynamics 365
Managed cloud services provide disaster resilience for SAMH
SAMH (Scottish Association for Mental Health) is Scotland’s largest mental health charity. They know that a mental health problem can affect everything. It can have the most profound impact on our relationships, our work, our wellbeing and our quality of life. SAMH has represented the voice of people most affected by mental health problems in Scotland for more than 90 years.
Every year, SAMH provides over a million hours of support to people living with a mental health problems. Every week, SAMH works with around 4,000 individuals in over 60 services.
SAMH’s Head of Information Systems, John Stoner identified a need to create more resilience in their infrastructure. Staff operating from multi locations across the country were dependent on the server hub in Glasgow. He said: “We were operating with a potential single point of failure in Glasgow so that a quite simple fault could knock out all of our servers.
“We wanted to upgrade the network and introduce robust disaster resilience. Our staff provide a 24/7 care service and require access to the system at all times of day and night.
“After discussing and reviewing various options with Castle, we implemented a co-location solution, retaining ownership of the infrastructure hardware and software licenses. This approach was significantly cheaper for us than a full Cloud solution whilst delivering the resilience of having our hardware in a secure data centre.
“To give previously unparalleled disaster resilience we also implemented Castle’s Disaster Recovery service. With this we can have systems back online in just a few hours in the event of a critical failure. We have completely removed the reliance on our administrative centre in Glasgow so that users across the rest of the country are not affected by any day to day maintenance or local issues.
“We have a longstanding relationship with Castle and their understanding of our system requirements and organisational needs were a significant factor in what was a seamless implementation. We now have a flexible but robust system that enables us to run our IT systems on a fixed budget.”