BrightLocal provide tools and services that enable marketeers and small businesses to be able to excel in online web marketing.
We have worked with BrightLocal since 2013. Over the years we have provided many services, including the establishment of their first private data centre, but most recently we provided them with a fully automated software defined network within their data centre. Their networking solution had organically grown over several years, with multiple vendors. This led to an inconsistent, manual approach to updating configs and security – it was time consuming and required a manual process with quite a lot of oversight by other team members.
We provided them with a ‘Develop, Build & Deliver’ and a ‘Support & Assist’ engagement solution. This involved providing a standard topology around the open networking hardware specification, and a single configuration source of truth to allow rapid reconfiguration and reprogramming of their software-defined network.
A single unified networking stack across their entire UK data centre allowing rapid deployment and testing of configurations and unified observability throughout their stack.
Technologies used – Dell Open Switch hardware, Ansible, GitLab, PFSense, GNS3