Irish cloud and connectivity company Viatel have today announced a deal with EMR Integrated Solutions, a leading provider of SCADA, mobile communications and instrumentation solutions in Ireland and the UK.
The deal will see Viatel provide cloud-based infrastructure to EMR, which delivers the company’s hosted SCADA as a Service to Irish Water and Dublin City Council.
EMR’s SCADA as a Service securely monitors and manages water production, water treatment and flood defense solutions using a combination of Infrastructure and Software as a Service delivery. A helpdesk, manned by a dedicated support manager and engineering staff provides 24/7/365 support as well as more proactive services including SCADA application maintenance.
Commenting on the deal, Derek Glynn, chief operations officer with EMR said:
“We’re providing mission-critical SCADA services to a variety of organisations so it was important to choose a secure, reliable cloud services partner. Viatel ticks all the boxes for us in terms of providing the type of secure, scalable, resilient infrastructure and robust SLAs our clients demand of us and we’re confident in our partnership as we grow our SCADA business in Ireland and beyond.”
EMR offers clients highly secure, co-located and virtual cloud application servers hosted in Viatel’s data centre with multiple Compute Cloud instances. In the case of Irish Water, each local authority has its own cloud instance and can log into the EMR SCADA portal to view critical data associated with its water production and water treatment assets in the field.
With centralised physical servers in the Viatel Flexi cloud environment, EMR and its clients enjoy improved availability and resilience. Each VM on the Viatel Flexi Cloud is protected by Viatel’s backup service with full resiliency and failover back into EMR’s own datacentre.
Commenting on the announcement Viatel Director of Sales and Marketing Damien McCann stated:
“We are delighted to welcome EMR Integrated Solutions to the growing number of clients choosing Viatel for critical cloud and data centre applications. We look forward to building on this relationship for many years to come.”
Pictured above from left to right are: Marc Lynch, Public Sector Director, Viatel, Derek Glynn, COO, EMR and Damien McCann, Sales and Marketing Director, Viatel