Throughout the COVID-19 pandemic, key players in the business landscape have been working around the clock to maintain essential services. 
Preserving critical supply chains has been a challenge for many Managed Service Providers (MSPs), yet the software-defined data centre at the heart of Blue Chip’s cloud service has remained fully operational.
In fact, Blue Chip is continuing to operate with minimum disruption.
So, how have they achieved this?
“Over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend, when a lot of people were having to stay at home, we actually had a project team in full flight. We even transitioned a large managed service customer into Blue Chip Cloud,” explains Tim Stringer, Chief Information Security Officer at Blue Chip.
Having invested and created a data centre from the ground up a decade ago, Blue Chip can continue offering its world class cloud services to keep help businesses up and running. Also, Blue Chip Cloud’s flexibility means organisations can have fully functioning environments set up in as little as 48 hours.
One such customer, a highly regarded financial institution, was able to move their infrastructure into the Blue Chip Cloud without a hitch during the UK lockdown within safe and sensible parameters. Everything was facilitated remotely, says Stringer.
Stringer goes on to explain that everything was “delivered across a multitude of different technologies as code. We’ve got our cloud infrastructure across all the technologies such as AIX, VMWare, Wintel, networks, security, storage – everything. It was all done virtually and there was no need for a physical presence on site.”
In these unusual times, not all parts of the business landscape have been able to adapt. Some MSPs have had to postpone projects because the third-party data centres they depend on aren’t accessible. Some organisations, for example, have been unable to get backups out of the systems. Again, this has not been

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