Pulsant: infrastructure skills are ‘instrumental’ for cloud super-structures

Pulsant specialises in managed cloud hosting, colocation and application hosting services.

As a core competency, Pulsant works on hybrid (value-added) cloud solutions with a core focus on datacentres and public cloud services, together with IT transformation (well, who doesn’t?) and security technologies.

One of Pulsant’s central areas of expertise lies in guiding customers through migration to cloud computing deployments.

That expertise spans a wide spectrum of workflow possibilities — to explain what that means, it could entail:

  • Working with a customer’s existing ‘brownfield’ installed stack of IT to change and adapt the solution with in-house developers to transform legacy code and applications to be cloud-ready.
  • It can also mean working with those same customers on a complete rework to deploy a new ‘greenfield’ cloud-native solution.

Now looking to compound upon its core skills, Pulsant has appointed Neil Baillie to the position of AWS Cloud Architect. 

With 20 years of experience in the telco and IT industry behind him, Baillie is responsible for providing the technical leadership for Pulsant’s cloud services and consultancy teams.

“Organisations are increasingly turning to cloud services to help them realise better cost and infrastructure efficiencies, take advantage of automation and scalability features… and in some cases completely transform how they do business,” said Javid Khan, chief cloud officer at Pulsant.

Infrastructure for super-structure

Khan specifically points to Baillie’s experience in infrastructure technologies and suggests that type of expertise will be ‘instrumental’ in expanding managed services offerings around public cloud that can lead to production environments benefitting from cloud super-structures.

Baillie has held principal architect and engineering roles for several years and is an AWS Certified Solutions Architect Professional.

In related news, a new technology centre of excellence in the North East of England has been officially opened by The Duke of York and local dignitaries this past July.

The site, developed by Pulsant, comprises offices and a security and network operations centre, located in Team Valley, Gateshead.

Northern clouds gathering

With the south of the country dominating so many tech stories, it is perhaps encouraging to know that around a quarter of Pulsant’s revenue is driven by more than 1,000 clients based in the North of England, including Newcastle United FC, Ward Hadaway and Visualsoft.

“By bringing our service, support and operations teams together in one site, we’re enhancing our offering to our customers by consolidating our [cloud infrastructuer] skills and expertise in one place, supported by a unifying culture, toolsets and facilities,” said Marion Stewart, chief operating officer, Pulsant.

Pulsant holds a number of accreditations for cloud security — and the company is also on the G-Cloud framework and was awarded the royal warrant as a provider of hosted IT and datacentre services to the royal household.

More cloud with your tea ma’am? I don’t mind if I do.


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