Mono scales up with Microsoft Azure
Following a period of successful growth, Glasgow based Mono Consultants needed to develop a critical application for the management of new telecom network projects. Mono's Deployment division provide acquisition, planning, design, construction, power and logistics services for clients and the tracking and management of related documents and data between Mono and partners is key to the success of each project. As a significant number of new projects were starting, the timescale for the development was extremely challenging.
Agile development provided the flexibility required
Bridgeall was appointed to design, develop and implement a new Deployment Database within two months.
The design team had to be extremely flexible, accommodating multiple departments and changes to the specification as the solution was developed. To manage this challenge, Bridgeall tackled the project using an Agile development approach that proved to be a real success.
The solution was delivered using the Microsoft Azure platform, developed in ASP.NET using Visual Studio and the MVC framework, and designed to scale to 1000's of projects and 100's of users.
Latest estimates suggest that around 2500 active projects are being managed simultaneously from the new Deployment system, which plays a key role in Mono's drive to scale the business and cater for a growing client list.
The Director in charge of the Deployment Division at Mono, Ian Marshall, said "The big challenge for Bridgeall was to convince us they had the capability to deliver an effective database application in the timescales, something that had not been done successfully before by previous IT suppliers. Bridgeall has been a key ingredient in helping us achieve our targets. We look forward to working with them again in the future."
He added: "Everyone at Mono has been very impressed with the way Bridgeall understood the requirements clearly and delivered an effective solution. The team was extremely flexible and communicated very effectively with everyone involved. "
Stephen Beer, Managing Director of Bridgeall commented "We were delighted when Mono decided to work with Bridgeall in this critical area of the business. We have a strong record of achievement in rapid development environments and are very pleased with the results here."
Mono is the largest provider of network support services to the UK mobile telecoms sector. With a head office in Glasgow City Centre they provide a complete range of end to end support services to their network operator clients across Scotland and the whole of the United Kingdom.