Edinburgh Airport has appointed Onyx Group to handle the management of its IT infrastructure in a five year, multi-million pound deal.
In a first for the airport, Onyx Group will operate and manage its mission critical IT infrastructure, acting as an extension of the airport's own IT team. Onyx will provide the full range of outsourced IT services including dual datacentre services, high speed resilient connectivity, cloud solutions and 24/7 IT support. Neil Stephenson, Onyx Group CEO, said: "Securing the contract with Edinburgh Airport, Scotland’s busiest airport, is great news as it is a high profile client in the UK and also our first in the aviation market. Scotland has been key to our growth strategy and it remains central to our plans as we continue to expand our Scotland-based clients across a range of industries.
"Outsourcing IT is becoming increasingly popular as companies across all industries realise the benefits it can provide. Aside from being cost effective, this option offers security, resilience and flexibility as outsourced IT services can be scaled up or down to support the changing needs of any business."
The deal encapsulates the success Onyx has experienced over the past three years despite the difficult market conditions and poor economy. During this period, the Group has grown strongly through both acquisition and organic means, which have seen its customer base grow to over 2,000 clients.
Graeme Agnew, Head of IT at Edinburgh Airport, said: "This is an important announcement for Edinburgh Airport and represents the first of a number of major capital investments under new ownership. It is vital for us to have the IT capacity to support business growth, and the ability to implement the best technology solutions and quality of service for our passengers and airlines. We also wanted to place our data in an Edinburgh facility. Onyx allows us to do of all this and we're excited to be working with them as we begin to change and improve our IT capability across our airport."