Brightsolid appoints new head of cloud enablement

Pete Cridland, Head of Cloud Enablement at Brightsolid

BRIGHTSOLID, the Scottish managed hybrid cloud services company, has appointed Dr Pete Cridland as Head of Cloud Enablement to further accelerate its strategy shift towards providing managed hybrid cloud offerings. This follows Brightsolid’s recent appointment of Jon Gasparini as Chief Technology Officer, who has been tasked with executing the new company strategy and solidifying Brightsolid’s hybrid cloud offering in addition to extending the company’s partnership with AWS.

Pete joins the organisation with nearly two decades of experience in the IT industry across a range of sectors including pharmaceutical and biotechnology; public sector; telecoms; and e-learning and publishing. He most recently worked for Tesco Bank as Senior Technical Manager for Cloud Engineering, where he was accountable for the design and build of their strategic AWS environment. 

Pete’s focus will be on working closely with clients to design, build, manage and optimise secure and scalable hybrid cloud environments that will allow them to meet their business goals.

Commenting on his appointment, Pete said: “Brightsolid is uniquely positioned in Scotland to provide companies with a fully managed hybrid cloud offering, and I’m very excited about joining the team. Cloud is the new normal for most businesses, but the complexity and choice that comes with cloud means that many don’t get the guidance to enable them to adopt services that best fit their needs. I’m looking forward to working with our clients to understand their goals and help them move forward with the right balance of public and private cloud offerings, with the right mix of services, at the right time.”

Jon Gasparini, Brightsolid CTO, added: “As organisations in Scotland begin to understand that a hybrid cloud approach means more security, efficiency and flexibility for their IT environments, we predict adoption of hybrid cloud to grow significantly.”

“Having worked with Pete previously, I know that he is a true evangelist of the hybrid cloud approach and is ideally suited to give our clients the right advice on what works for them, helping them maintain stability and security as they transition to their future cloud environments. I’m excited for him to share his knowledge and experience as we combine the predictability and proximity of private cloud with the flexibility and on-demand scalability of public cloud; giving our clients the best of both worlds.”

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