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NaviSite's hybrid cloud chosen to power Highways England

Costain elects engineering solutions provider to run Highways England's heavy loads application

Lorry driving down motorway

Costain has selected NaviSite's hybrid cloud hosting to power Highways England's (HE) Electronic Service Delivery for Abnormal Loads (ESDAL) application, which notifies police and other authorities should a vehicle with an unusual load need to cross an unsuitable highway.

HE needed an automated option to offer the fastest response times when needed, running on a reliable platform, offering the maximum uptime for an always-on application, with the opportunity to scale when needed.

“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," Costain’s highways technology director, Graham Stacey, said.

"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.”

As a result of its initial success, ESDAL is now available as a free service to local councils, government departments and private companies through Highways England’s website, ensuring all local authorities are able to take advantage of the app.

The rollout is the first of many projects in which Costain intends to NaviSite's hybrid cloud hosting, with its proven performance in this instance.

Sean McAvan, managing director of NaviSite, added: “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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