18 August 2017
ANS Group has seen its services deployed from ship to shore in recent months, under two separate deals.
In early August, the Manchester-based cloud services provider announced that it will continue to work with the Maritime and Coastguard Agency (MCA) as part of a renewed managed service contract.
The MCA is a maritime safety regulator and emergency response organisation that includes HM Coastguard. Headquartered in Southampton, it operates from a number of coastal outstations, and has 1,050 staff and 3,500 volunteer rescue officers.
ANS will be responsible for the MCA’s infrastructure, providing round-the-clock support and management to facilitate the smooth running of vital emergency response services. It will deliver continual monitoring of the agency’s critical infrastructure, which is built on the multi-vendor FlexPod system.
In a separate deal earlier this year, TrustFord has partnered with ANS in an effort to transform the performance of its network and IT systems with a new WAN.
ANS says the new network will enable the company to accelerate the introduction of its ‘FordStore’ concept into dealerships. This is said to create an “immersive”, digitally-led experience for customers through interactive displays, a dedicated app and video content.
The WAN will also deliver improved connectivity between TrustFord’s 60 sites by enabling next-generation video conferencing applications and facilitating remote working. In addition, the cloud-ready network will deliver ‘smart’ car software updates to TrustFord customers.