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Press Release -- November 15th, 2011
Source: Cable & Wireless Worldwide

Bravura Solutions selects Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s Infrastructure as a Service

  • Six-and-half-year contract to host Bravura’s business critical applications in secure, UK-based data centre environments

London / Sydney, 15 November 2011: Cable&Wireless Worldwide, a provider of managed hosting, networks and applications, has been selected by Bravura Solutions to provide a full suite of managed hosting and hybrid cloud services in the UK. The six-and-half-year, multi-million pound contract will enable Bravura, a global supplier of transfer agency and wealth management software applications and professional services, to host its Software as a Service (SaaS) applications in C&W Worldwide’s secure, UK-based private cloud environment.

With C&W Worldwide’s fully managed Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) capabilities, Bravura can take advantage of a robust private cloud environment combined with a resilient, high performing and secure next-generation network, both ensured with stringent Service Level Agreements (SLAs). As C&W Worldwide will look after the IT infrastructure, Bravura can focus on its core business, specialising in developing and delivering financial services software that serves the needs of more than 150 client installations around the world.

“C&W Worldwide’s innovative services and technological architecture combined with stringent end-to-end service levels across both the cloud environment and the network to access it, is exactly what we needed. We are looking forward to transforming our cloud capabilities as it will enable us to continue delivering reliable and efficient transfer agency and wealth management solutions to our clients, especially as we expand the business internationally,” says Nick Parsons, Chief Technology Officer at Bravura.

“The managed hosting portfolio includes infrastructure, consultancy, design and support, enabling organisations to consolidate and transform their IT estate for greater flexibility without the investment in infrastructure or the burden of managing the infrastructure themselves,” says Matt Key, Managing Director of Enterprise at Cable&Wireless Worldwide. “C&W Worldwide will provide Bravura with end-to-end services from consultancy, to design and round the clock support.”

C&W Worldwide already provides high speed next-generation network connectivity for Bravura in the UK and several locations in Asia. Under this contract Bravura will also have access to Flexible Computing, C&W Worldwide’s public cloud computing platform, allowing it to buy computing services on-demand. Flexible Computing is accessed through C&W Worldwide’s next-generation network, essentially placing it within the organisations own Wide Area Network (WAN) and is specifically designed to facilitate the trust, security, compliance, control and availability requirements of enterprises.

In addition, Application Performance Management (APM) will provide greater control over and visibility of Bravura’s applications. APM monitors network traffic and application performance in real-time, optimising bandwidth to ensure strong end-user experience. It can also accelerate the performance of business-critical applications to ensure they function consistently.



Cable&Wireless Worldwide:

Katie Dove
Head of UK PR
+44 (0)7733 392 514

Michele Soon
Corporate Affairs Manager – Asia Pacific
+65 9321 3191

Bravura Solutions:

Caroline Beer
Metia for Bravura Solutions
+44 (0)20 3100 3797

Notes to Editors

About Bravura Solutions

Bravura Solutions Limited (Bravura) is a leading global supplier of professional services and highly specialised administration and management applications for superannuation & pension, life insurance, investment, private wealth & portfolio administration, transfer agency and STP financial messaging.

Bravura delivers to some of world’s leading financial institutions located globally, and employs more than 620 people staffing 16 offices across Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Europe, Asia and South Africa.

About Managed Hosting from Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide offers a rich portfolio of co-location, data centre management, virtualised hosting services and cloud computing offerings (both public and private) that are used by many enterprise and UK Government customers. Our managed IT infrastructure services

traverse a range of traditional IT technologies, such as servers, operating systems, LAN, load balancers, storage and security; and virtualisation. Cable&Wireless Worldwide consolidates and transforms IT estates, achieving greater flexibility without the capital investment or the burden of managing the infrastructure in-house.

It has seven strategic data centre sites in the UK, all rationalised with standard operating policies and manning levels adopted. In addition, it has developed standards for design and equipment builds that have been accredited by the Up-Time Institute as Tier three.

Cable&Wireless Worldwide recently launched Flexible Computing, its public cloud computing platform offering enterprise-grade Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS), an extension to its managed hosting portfolio. Accessed through its next-generation network and based on Cisco’s Unified Computing System (UCS), the enterprise cloud computing solution is specifically designed to allow rapid scaling of computing resource via a customer portal, while still providing the trust, security, compliance, control and availability requirements of enterprises.

By hosting the IT estate in Cable&Wireless Wolrdwide’s secure data centres, organisations can take advantage of an end-to-end service, from consultancy and design to 24/7 support, giving them greater flexibility and access to the latest technologies without a significant capital investment.

About Cable&Wireless Worldwide

Cable&Wireless Worldwide (LSE: CW.) is a global telecoms company providing a wide range of high-quality managed voice, data, hosting and IP-based services and applications to large multinational companies, governments, carrier customers and resellers across the UK, Asia Pacific, India, Middle East & Africa, Continental Europe and North America. Established in the 1860s, Cable&Wireless Worldwide helps more than 6,000 organisations deliver their goals. The Group’s vision is to be the first choice for mission critical communications.

Reaching 20,500km in length, Cable&Wireless Worldwide owns the UK’s largest fibre network dedicated to business users of telecoms, and provides ubiquitous nationwide access through a combination of fibre, digital, microwave, radio and leased circuits. The network has presence in over 400 towns and cities in the UK, with 864 unbundled exchanges covering 56% of the population.

Internationally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s global next-generation network (NGN) stretches to more than 425,000km, including interests in 60 global cable systems, enabling connectivity to more than 150 countries. The Group’s IP-based Multi-Service Platform operates at the core of our NGN, offering a single environment on which voice and data applications can be converged to drive business efficiencies. Cable&Wireless Worldwide’s network is uniquely designed with inbuilt resilience.

With more than 6,000 colleagues globally, Cable&Wireless Worldwide is committed to delivering exceptional customer service and developing long term partnerships with its customers.

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