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bright (adjective)


intensely clear and vibrant in quality

filled with light

clever brightsolid evolved from brightsolid takes the proven products and services of
Scotland Online and drives them forward in new and
Scotland Online, a highly
having a polished finish creative ways. The results are robust, resilient and powerful
successful internet services online services devised by open and innovative minds.
solid (adjective)
company established in 1995. In our book, it’s not enough to merely keep up with the
times. We must keep ahead of them.
sound and reliable

thorough and vigorous



on an advantageous footing
Innovation Cubed

Like our cube, brightsolid has brightsolid sets great store in the relationships we build with clients. That’s why
many facets. support is more than an add on. Our comprehensive and competitive service level
agreements are carefully constructed with your input to give you peace of mind.
brightsolid is a business And our ITIL certified service managers are your voice within brightsolid. They
critical ISP. We manage our understand your business, your needs and technical issues. So even in a technical
world, with brightsolid support you’ll always be talking to a human being.
clients’ information availability
and online presence through Behind the bright minds that power our thinking is a rock solid resource.
hosting, internet access, We operate our own data centre, designed and built in the last few years so we
applications and business don’t face the legacy challenges of older data centres. This is underpinned by a
Network security .Net / Java / PHP Hosting Workplace recovery
resilient and secure network with dual location and disaster recovery options.
continuity products
Infrastructures Apache / IIS Connectivity DR hosting ScotlandsPeople
and services. brightsolid has an impressive list of partners who share our vision, values and
Virtualisation DB2 / Oracle / MySQL Security BC consulting 1911 Census company ethos. We are a Microsoft Gold Partner, an Oracle Partner and our
Databases Interwoven TeamSite disaster recovery services are provided in partnership with SunGard, a global
leader in this field.
Business continuity
As befits a company that is constantly looking forward, at brightsolid we take our
Project management
environmental responsibilities very seriously. We are ISO14001 certified, which is
the standard designed to help organisations implement an effective environmental
management system.
Network security According to a recent Gartner Minds is the consulting arm of brightsolid. Our certified
Infrastructures survey, as many as 65% of all IT consultants have a wide range of expertise across all major
implementations either fail to platforms, applications and hardware.
meet planned objectives or are
Databases Step one involves working with you to understand and define your
brought in over budget. requirements. It’s a partnership approach that rigorously examines all
Business continuity IT related areas of your business.
Deloitte has more bad news.
Project management
Budgets are as tight as ever and Step two is to draw up a detailed scope of works that identifies the deliverables
business expects ever more, for and how we will deliver them.
ever less, from IT. Step three is implementation, project managed by a certified PRINCE2
practitioner to make sure all expectations are met, on time and on budget.
If this brings you out in a cold
sweat a meeting of minds If you want to avoid being a statistic in the next IT survey, meeting our minds
might be in order. brightsolid could be a wise move.
minds to be precise.
.Net / Java / PHP Applications is the area where Our knowledge and innovation are brought to bear in the
Apache / IIS brightsolid’s creativity really delivery of applications for high volume, high availability,
starts to shine. high performance websites.
DB2 / Oracle / MySQL

Interwoven TeamSite brightsolid has the skill-set and know-how to build scalable applications
running on complex, resilient infrastructures working across multiple systems
on different platforms.

Our experience lies in operating enterprise-class applications handling terabytes

of data and millions of transactions.

It’s the sort of challenge our experts relish; high level thinking which has a
direct impact on a company’s performance.
Hosting Connectivity Security brightsolid structures form Structures splits into three areas.
Virtualisation MPLS Managed firewall the foundations of everything
Hosting: Our hosting services are designed to keep your business critical
we do.
Dedicated National ethernet Managed VPN applications available in line with your business needs 24/7. Whether virtualised
server facilities or highly sophisticated networks, you never need worry about
Managed Business SDSL / ADSL Content filtering
your infrastructure. Fully managed and hosted in our data centre, we’ll provide
Enterprise co-location Multi site VPN Network security consulting the equipment, set it up, monitor and back it up for you.

Storage ATLAS Connectivity: brightsolid business connectivity can be stand-alone or part of

a hosting infrastructure, ranging from business broadband to the latest optical
fibre technologies, brightsolid’s resilient network is based on diverse paths and
multiple telecoms providers.

Security: Online security is a time consuming business, not to mention a

specialist one. brightsolid can develop a bespoke security service package that
will manage, maintain and optimise your networks’ security.

Working with you, not against you, with brightsolid structures you’re ‘always on’.
Workplace recovery The future is an uncertain place. That’s what business continuity is all about. Organisations that
DR hosting Who knows what lies around have invested in and tested their business continuity capability
the corner? Your neighbour’s are far more likely to survive the effects of an incident.
BC consulting
building catches fire, restricting
brightsolid’s experienced and MBCI qualified consultants can help you set up
access to your premises for and manage a business continuity capability now, for whatever disruption
days or even weeks. Your IT might occur in the future.
infrastructure crashes or a key
We’ll carry out a complete audit, then train and mentor key staff to develop
supplier goes into liquidation.
strategic, tactical and operational business continuity plans.
Would you be prepared?
A crucial issue is data loss through software and hardware failure, or even human
error. Put bluntly it can prove disastrous. That’s why more and more organisations
are seeing the importance of storing business critical information off-site.

Our data centre provides data hosting in a secure and resilient environment.
The four workplace recovery suites can seat 100 workers. So if you lose access to
your office you can relocate to the data centre easily and efficiently.

brightsolid’s IT disaster recovery services are provided in partnership with SunGard,

a global leader in disaster recovery. It’s a powerful combination that ensures it’s
business as usual through any eventuality.

Put simply, by thinking the unthinkable, we build resilience in to your organisation. brightsolid’s customers come Ventures is the division of brightsolid that invests in
ScotlandsPeople from all industry sectors, and implements new internet business opportunities.
private and public. However,
1911 Census For example, we partner with the General Register Office for Scotland on
on occasion, we become our A pay-per-view e-commerce site, it allows customers
own client. to search and obtain genealogical information over the Internet. The site contains
search facilities to access data for 50 million names with more than 30 million
scanned images of the original paper records. Over three quarters of
a million registered users search the site to access these records.

In 2007, brightsolid began a partnership with The National Archives to put the
1911 census for England and Wales online. The 1911 census records currently occupy
two kilometres of shelving, with information relating to over 36 million people.

Most recently brightsolid acquired A leading family history

website, it dovetails perfectly with ScotlandsPeople to serve millions of family
history enthusiasts worldwide. offers access to over 500 million
records dating as far back as 1538. This allows family historians and novice
genealogists to search for their ancestors among comprehensive collections of
records. These include military records, census, migration, occupation directories,
and current electoral roll data, as well as the original comprehensive birth,
marriage and death records.

At brightsolid, when we talk experience, technical know-how and innovative

thinking we practice what we preach.
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Innovative online thinking that delivers high

volume, high availability, high performance
internet products and services.