Hybrid cloud hosting delivers intelligent transport solutions for Highways England

By Nye Longman
NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, announced that it has been selected by engineering solutions provider Costain to provide hybrid cl...

NaviSite Europe Limited, a Time Warner Cable company, announced that it has been selected by engineering solutions provider Costain to provide hybrid cloud hosting services to support the roll out of its complex Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) application for Highways England.

Highways England turned to Costain to deliver an innovative solution that would comply with complex UK legislation requiring highways authorities, structure owners and the police to be notified of vehicles and their loads exceeding standard dimensions. Costain developed the ESDAL application to automate this process and looked to NaviSite to provide a secure and scalable hosting solution.

The successful mobilisation of the ESDAL service, hosted on NaviSite’s hybrid cloud model has enhanced the reputation and confidence in Costain to deliver complex integrated technology solutions. The success of the new service has been underpinned by a collaborative approach with NaviSite to create the required infrastructure to meet the key performance requirements of the contract.

This approach linked to Costain’s broader capabilities has proven our ability to deliver a complex IT solution to meet national needs and provided Costain with the opportunity to create significant new business. ESDAL is now available as a free service to local councils, government departments and private companies through Highways England’s ESDAL website.

Graham Stacey, Highways Technology Director at Costain said: “The national road network is undergoing significant upgrades, and our highways clients look to us to deliver innovative technologies to help them improve the road network across the UK. NaviSite was tasked with helping us roll out ESDAL, in an extremely demanding timeline.

“They were able to expedite the implementation due to the quality of their staff and their technical expertise. The new cloud based platform will enable us to further develop the ESDAL solution and take advantage of new and emerging technologies.  As we expand our business we will continue to look to NaviSite to support the development of our services.”

Sean McAvan, Managing Director, NaviSite, said: “We enjoy working with companies like Costain because our synergies align for delivering innovative solutions to complex challenges. By working together, we were able to develop new business opportunities with Costain and we look forward to working with them to continue delivering new solutions to their customers.”

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