Cloud platform supports engineering joint-venture with Crossrail
In 2011 BAM Nuttall, Ferrovial and Kier formed a joint venture which was awarded a number of contracts to build infrastructure for Crossrail. Fordway set up a cloud based infrastructure and fully managed and hosted business continuity/disaster recovery solution for the project in just four weeks using its two UK data centres. As well as the platform as a service solution, Fordway provides an onsite IT presence and 24×7 helpdesk support for the tunnelling operation.
Using the platform as a service solution was a key factor in getting the new infrastructure up and running quickly, and ensured that Team BFK was provided with a tried and tested solution. Fordway can also manage data growth and capacity planning very easily. The project team has already grown from the original 150 users to 240 and will continue to change as the BFK project develops.
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