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Adapt And Orbian Take Home 2012 SVC Award

Companies named joint winners of Private Sector Cloud Project of the Year category

LONDON - November, 27, 2012 - Adapt, the independent IT managed services provider, has become the joint winner of the 2012 'Private Sector Cloud Project of the Year' SVC Award for its ongoing work with Orbian, the world's leading non-bank Supply Chain Finance (SCF) company. The two companies were honoured at the SVC Awards ceremony, held in London on 22 November, which recognised the leading products, services and projects in the storage, virtualisation and cloud computing fields.

Orbian provides large, global corporations with collaborative supply chain finance solutions. With rapid rising global customer demand, a new IT hosting infrastructure was needed to support the projected growth in transaction volume and web service usage. After conducting a thorough RFP process, Orbian selected Adapt's enterprise Virtual Data Centre (eVDC), an award winning enterprise cloud hosting platform, in 2011.

The Adapt solution has facilitated a large technology leap for Orbian, with the eVDC providing access to enterprise compute resources that would have been out of reach under Orbian's previous IT delivery model. In addition, disaster recovery documentation and system procedures have been greatly simplified as a result of this initiative. With ambitious growth targets, this project has delivered a cloud hosting and service model on which Orbian can further develop its technology services and grow its SCF business into the foreseeable future.

"The SVC awards are voted for by the readers of our wide range of print and online publications," said Carly Stephens, Events Manager of award organisers Angel Business Communications. "This year we have had a significant increase in the overall number of votes. All finalists did well in making the shortlist but Orbian, supported by Adapt, was the clear winner in its category."

"Moving Orbian into the cloud was a complex undertaking with many deliverables. A combination of Orbian and Adapt's expertise meant the project was delivered on time, to budget and more crucially with zero impact to our customers. The award recognises this joint achievement so I am delighted " said Huw Jones, Director of IT Service Management at Orbian. "The success of this project will also help us maintain our leading position as an innovative provider of supply chain financial services. "

"We're proud to have won this award for our work with Orbian, delivering the required service platform to facilitate its development," said Simon Fisk, Sales and Marketing Director at Adapt. "This award illustrates the significant investment that we have made in our eVDC platform in providing customers like Orbian with access to affordable enterprise-class services and a simple migration path. With both companies firmly focused on providing the very best services to its customers, we look forward to developing our strengthening relationship."

About Orbian
Orbian is the world's leading non-bank Supply Chain Finance (SCF) company. For more than a decade it has assisted large, global corporations with its collaborative approach to trade payments and receivables financing and since its inception it has processed more than 3 million payment instructions (PI) at a total value of more than $70 billion. Its innovative, award winning trust-enabled funding solution and SCF platform allow Orbian to offer programmes with virtually unlimited funding capacity while mitigating the operational risks inherent in traditional SCF offerings.

About Adapt
Adapt's mission is to help customers navigate the evolutionary stages of their computing environment towards affordable, efficient, suitable virtual and cloud-based solutions that grow in line with business. Adapt's integrated services offering spans the entire IT infrastructure, including network connectivity, resilient data centre services, shared services, virtual server provisioning, virtual desktop services and Software as Service, underpinned by flexible, OPEX-based commercial models.

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