.EU business continuity exercise successful

EU EURid logo [news release] EURid, the registry for the .eu top-level domain, successfully tested its disaster recovery plan yesterday during a business continuity exercise. During the exercise, the .eu registration systems were transferred from the registry’s data centre in Brussels, Belgium, to an alternative data centre in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

“As the custodian of the .eu top-level domain, we take our duty of maintaining the .eu registration systems very seriously. This year’s business continuity exercise showed that our back-up systems are robust,” said Marc Van Wesemael, General Manager of EURid. “We took this exercise beyond roll-playing and by doing so, actually tested EURid’s real-time capacity for disaster recovery.”

It is good business practice to anticipate worst-case scenarios. Yesterday’s exercise prepared registry staff for what to do in the event of a real disaster and so reduced operational risk, allowing EURid to maintain a high level of service to its .eu accredited registrars. Registrars are crucial to the .eu registry’s core business – the registration of .eu domain names.

The exercise ran from 10.02 until 12.22 CEST. Following the completion of the exercise, all .eu systems came back online and registrars were able to register .eu domain names once again, proving that should disaster strike, EURid can continue its operations in a sustainable manner.

EURid’s 2011 business continuity exercise was externally audited by PriceWaterhouseCoopers.

This EURid news release was sourced from:
www.eurid.eu/en/content/eu-passes-disaster-tests

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