Greener in the cloud
Sustainability considerations form an integral part of our data centre design. BlueSky UC’s data centres have a long-term commitment to use 100% renewable energy. When companies move to the Cloud from on-premises infrastructure, they typically reduce carbon emissions by 88% because our data centres can offer environmental economies of scale. Organizations generally use 77% fewer servers, 84% less power, and tap into a 28% cleaner mix of solar and wind power in the Cloud versus their own data centres.
Always preparing for the unexpected
BlueSky Unified Communications hosted platform is securely located in data centres that are proactively prepared for potential environmental threats, like natural disasters and fire, by installing automatic sensors and responsive equipment.
Water-detecting devices can alert employees to problems as automatic pumps work to remove liquid and prevent damage. Similarly, automatic fire detection and suppression equipment reduces risk and can notify its employees and firefighters of any problems.
High levels of availability through multiple zones
Unlike virtually every other technology infrastructure provider, each of our Regions have multiple Availability Zones. Each Availability Zone consists of one or more data centre’s, and are physically separated from one another, with redundant power and networking. Customers who care about high availability and performance of their applications can deploy applications across multiple Availability Zones in the same region for fault tolerance and low latency. Availability Zones are connected to each other with fast, private fibre-optic networking, enabling you to easily architect applications that automatically fail-over between Availability Zones without interruption.
Simulating disruptions and measuring response
The Data centres follow a strict Business Continuity Plan. This is an operations process guide outlining how to avoid and lessen disruptions due to natural disasters with detailed steps to take before, during, and after an event. To mitigate and prepare for the unexpected, tests are run regularly with drills that simulate different scenarios. Documenting on how our people and processes perform, then debrief on lessons learned and any corrective actions that may be needed to improve our response rate. We are trained and ready to rebound from disruptions quickly, which includes a methodical recovery process to minimize further downtime due to errors.
All of our data centres are ISO27001 Certified.