Bluebird Network proudly announced that its Bluebird Underground Data Center (BBU) has been named a 2023 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award winner by TMC‘s Cloud Computing Magazine. This prestigious accolade acknowledges BBU’s outstanding contributions to the field of cloud solutions and disaster recovery, highlighting its role in empowering businesses to remain resilient and productive under challenging conditions.

The Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award identifies technologies and vendors that have developed cloud solutions enabling businesses of all sizes to thrive even in the face of the most adverse circumstances. BBU stands out as a comprehensive disaster recovery site, offering an array of features designed to secure uninterrupted connectivity and protection against various threats. With an Uninterrupted Power Supply to all equipment, battery backup, and 6MW of on-site generation, BBU is well-equipped to handle power outages, natural disasters, cyberattacks, and other challenges that may jeopardize enterprise data connectivity.

Physical Security and Redundant Infrastructure

Situated 85 feet below the earth’s surface within a solid limestone mine, BBU boasts unparalleled physical security against both natural and manmade disruptions. The facility is equipped with redundant critical infrastructure built to N+1 standards, including dual-fed power substations capable of running autonomously. This commitment to physical security and redundancy promises that clients have a resilient and dependable partner to navigate unforeseen challenges.

BBU’s strategic location, with connections to major data centers across the Midwest, positions it as an ideal disaster recovery site. The facility’s sister data center, the Bluebird Quad Cities Data Center located 400 miles away in Bettendorf, Iowa, further enhances its appeal. Both facilities are connected by a private, Bluebird-owned fiber optic network, enabling them to support production and disaster recovery environments for enterprises and organizations across the Midwest.

Todd Murren, General Manager of Data Centers for Bluebird Network, expressed his appreciation for the award, stating, “This recognition underscores our commitment to providing top-notch disaster recovery solutions for our clients. Our focus on physical security, redundant critical infrastructure, and reliable carrier-neutral data center connectivity ensures that our clients have a resilient and dependable partner to navigate unforeseen challenges.”

Rich Tehrani, CEO of TMC, acknowledged Bluebird’s achievement in bringing innovation to the market and leveraging the latest technology trends. He stated, “Bluebird is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”

Bluebird Underground Data Center’s receipt of the Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award is a testament to its unwavering commitment to providing cutting-edge solutions in the realm of disaster recovery. As businesses continue to navigate an increasingly dynamic landscape, BBU stands out as a reliable and innovative partner, empowering enterprises to remain resilient and productive in the face of unforeseen challenges.