EURid chooses EBRC Trusted Services Europe
Brussels, 6 July 2015 The .eu Internet Top Level Domain infrastructure will be powered by the Luxembourg-based state-of-the art Data Centre of EBRC.
Since 2003 EURid is the .eu registry manager upon appointment of the European Commission. Any company, organisation or individual residing within the European Union, in Iceland, Liechtenstein or Norway can register a .eu domain name. .eu has become a key extension of today’s Internet, especially fitting the SMEs wishing to expand their business beyond their national borders.
By joining the state-of-the-art Tier IV Data Centre of EBRC, in the heart of Europe, EURid’s IT infrastructure will be significantly enhanced to operate the 3.9 million currently registered .eu domain names and be ready for the next million.
Based in Luxembourg, EBRC is the sole company worldwide running three certified Tier IV Data Centres. The EBRC Resilience Centre South is granted by a “Tier IV Fault-Tolerant Constructed Facility” certification delivered by the Uptime Institute ensuring the highest level of availability and security to EURid.
EURid and EBRC share common values & goals: excellence, quality, client satisfaction, agility, trust & security, as well as corporate & social responsibility.
«The Domain Name System environment has become more and more competitive in the last two years. That is why it is of paramount importance for EURid to rely on competent, responsive and dynamic partners to continue to improve our services to our stakeholders - stated Marc Van Wesemael, EURid CEO - We believe that EBRC will be a right ally for the challenges ahead of us. In making our choice, we did take into account the high level security, social and environmental standards that are part of the EBRC modus operandi and perfectly meet our constant search for excellence. »
“We are very happy to welcome EURid, joining the EBRC client community. Centre of excellence in the management of sensitive information in Europe, EBRC offers EURid a unique and favorable ecosystem to meet further successful development. The guarantees we offer through our fully certified offering (ISO 27001, ISO 20000, ISO 9001, Tier IV, etc.) ensures our Clients confidence and peace of mind to concentrate on their core business. Additionally we truly appreciate EURid’s deep attachment to environmental concerns fitting perfectly one of our corporate value “Responsibility - We understand our impact on the planet and take initiatives for a sustainable future”. Aware of our economic, social and environmental responsibility, EBRC bases its Green IT program on international certifications and valuable memberships such as: ISO 14001 (Environmental Management), ISO 50001 (Energy Management), etc. EBRC leads the way operating both highly secure and energy efficient Data Centres providing trust. Trust, the value at the heart of all of our activities, nourishes the Client-company relationship and stimulates the virtuous circle that aims at establishing a digital centre of excellence”, said Yves Reding, EBRC CEO.
About .eu and EURid
EURid is the not-for-profit organisation that operates the .eu top-level domain, following a tender process and appointment by the European Commission. EURid works with over 750 accredited registrars and provides support in the 24 official EU languages. As part of its ongoing commitment to data security, EURid has been certified for the ISO27001 security standard since 2013. EURid is also registered by the EU Eco-Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), which is an expression of its environmental commitment. EURid has its headquarters in Brussels (Belgium), and regional offices in Pisa (Italy), Prague (the Czech Republic) and Stockholm (Sweden).
About EBRC – European Business Reliance Centre
Created in 2000 in Luxembourg, EBRC responds to issues and stakes related to the Management of Sensitive Information and is recognised as the European leader in ICT solutions thanks to its integrated and certified "Trusted Services Europe" offering: Trusted Advisory services, Trusted Managed services, Trusted Cloud Europe, Trusted Security Europe, Trusted Resilience services and Trusted Data Centre services.
EBRC meets the requirements of national and international clients demanding clear warranties in terms of Risk Management, Service Level and Quality.
Norms like ISO 20000 (IT Service Management), ISO 27001 (Information Security), PCI-DSS (Payment Card Industry-Data Security Standard), ISO 14001 and ISO 50001 (Environmental & Energy Management) are at the core of our business, and thus structure our whole offers and services.
These quality and security requirements are considered as best practices within EBRC and are to be met for any client managing sensitive information: e-Payment, FinTech, Finance & Insurance, Health & BioTech, International institutions, Public sector, critical industries, SMB, etc.
Numerous prestigious (inter)national awards ensure the company recognition and demonstrate the success of EBRC strategy.