Carrier-neutral co-location data centre services provider Interxion has achieved the highly regarded certification of BS 25999, the British Standards Institution (BSI) standard for business continuity management (BCM). This has been integrated with Interxion’s existing information security management system certification, ISO 27001.
BS 25999 is the world’s first BCM standard developed to minimise the risks of disruptions, which can impact a business. The standard is designed to keep businesses operational during challenging times by protecting staff, preserving reputations and providing the ability to keep trading.
Interxion’s development of a BCM system involved integrating with the already-established information security management system, ISO 27001, an internationally recognised certification designed to assess levels of risk across an entire company’s data centre network.
The assessment took place over a six-month period and began with a business impact analysis and risk assessment to identify failures and dependencies. A business continuity management response was then carried out based on recovery point objectives (RPO) and recovery time objectives (RTO). Interxion also approached BSI to complete training and awareness sessions aimed at covering all aspects of the BCMS.
The accreditation serves to provide customers with confidence in Interxion’s BCM process and procedures at the same time as reducing risks of unplanned business interruptions while also enhancing the company’s ability to recover from them.
“By implementing a business continuity management system into our existing management system, we are able to demonstrate to all our stakeholders and clients that we are dedicated to providing the best service possible, at all times, regardless of interruption,” said Peter Cladingbowl, SVP, engineering and operations support, Interxion.
“Achieving BS 25999 compliance and ISO 27001 certification clearly demonstrates Interxion’s commitment to business continuity and delivering the most robust infrastructure to its customers.”