Camelot Lottery Solutions invests in major upgrade to Core Networks

London – 13 July, 2020Camelot Lottery Solutions (CLS) has completed a major upgrade of its Core Network infrastructure to boost resilience, security, and quality of service.

Led by CLS’ Head of Corporate Infrastructure, Iain McInally, the project will see a 25% reduction in spend on infrastructure, while delivering a significant increase in performance across all customer accounts.

The upgrade project saw technology leads from across the CLS business utilising AWS Infrastructure as the backbone, with a bespoke design to enable future growth. 

In this two-part project, the team upgraded the core network in Europe that will soon be followed by a planned second phase in the USA. The upgrade created cost savings and enabled legacy infrastructure to be decommissioned.

Brett Cross, Chief Technology Officer at Camelot Lottery Solutions, said, “To be able to deliver a world-class service to our customers, we need to have world-class technology in place.

“The upgrade project will ensure our Core Networks are as resilient and secure as possible, allowing our teams to continue to build the technology that powers the lottery industry.

“With rapidly increasing growth in digital sales, businesses are seeking to leverage the benefits of the channel via an increased cadence of change and the use of real time data. Key to our ability to deliver this is a flexible and robust network.” 

Iain McInally, Head of Corporate Infrastructure at Camelot Lottery Solutions, said, “The drive to upgrade our Core Networks has been a major endeavour, and I’m delighted that we are already seeing the positive impact upon our teams and their delivery to our customers, in addition to a critical reduction in spending.

“The upgrade work to our networks should send a strong signal that we never compromise on the security and resilience of our networks.”

CLS worked with suppliers CharterHouse and Palo Alto Networks on the upgrade project, which reduced the number of technology suppliers to the business, while eliminating any potential technology silos.


About Camelot Lottery Solutions:

Camelot Lottery Solutions is a leading lottery solutions and advisory provider to lotteries around the world. 

CLS’ platforms and services power some of the most innovative and fastest growing digital lotteries in the world, including the Illinois Lottery, the Irish and UK national lotteries, and Loterie Romande (Switzerland). Camelot is the integrated business manager of the Illinois Lottery and is a long-term strategic partner to the Arkansas Scholarship Lottery.

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