22 April 2021
GTT Communications, the global cloud networking provider to multinational clients has extended its agreement with SGN, owner of one of the UK’s largest gas distribution networks, for cloud networking services.
SGN distributes natural and green gas to 5.9 million homes and businesses across Scotland, southern England and Northern Ireland. GTT will continue to provide SGN with high-performance and resilient cloud connectivity, WAN and LAN services, and DDoS mitigation, as well as increase the scope of professional services delivered in support of its cloud transformation strategy.
SGN has undertaken a multiyear cloud transformation to migrate the vast majority of its IT services to the cloud, improving business efficiency and employee productivity. A key aim of the project is to enhance levels of network security, availability and resilience, as well as to pursue new agile ways of working and digital innovation.
“We chose GTT as our strategic partner due to its advanced cloud networking expertise and broad portfolio of services, which are critical to the success of our ‘all-in’ cloud transformation strategy,” said Andrew Quail, director of IT and Innovation at SGN. “Over the years, we’ve built a strong collaborative relationship with GTT, implementing solutions that enable our network infrastructure to adapt as our company and operating environment changes. The cloud connectivity GTT provides has been essential for us, supporting almost 50 percent of our workforce who have been working very successfully and securely from home from the start of the pandemic. GTT has been hugely effective by proactively sharing its expertise and insights, helping us to transform and achieve our goals as we continue to innovate and compete in a dynamic marketplace.”