FMUK Group – Coronavirus (Covid-19) Update
FMUK Group are taking steps to reduce the spread of coronavirus and minimise its impact on our services. We have been monitoring the developments since the start of the year and have regularly updated our contingency plans. Maintaining our hosting and cloud services and ensuring that our teams and partners remain healthy are our key priorities.
Our customer support teams operate from different, geographically separate locations, and can take over tasks from each other if necessary. We are organising workloads to make sure that there is sufficient capacity to answer customer enquiries.
FMUK Group provides hosting and cloud services with servers across 3 U.K data centres. Key services including email, shared web hosting and database servers, as well as our cloud infrastructure, are operated redundantly (mirrored) in several data centres.
Our data centre administration is possible via remote access from any location. To ensure operational security, access is currently limited to those carrying out essential tasks, such as exchanging hardware.
FMUK Group data centre operators have been isolated from all other areas of the organisation and are working in different groups, which have no personal contact with each other. We procured additional hardware for maintenance work and new orders early on. This will reduce the impact of potential supply bottlenecks as far as possible.
As a hosting and cloud provider, we make extensive use of cloud services in our own work. This means that the majority of our teams can carry out their tasks regardless of where they are, including customer support and professional services.
At this time, administration and customer support are already working from home. During this quarantine, we will be able to keep operating in this way. Additionally, we have extended existing VPN services so all staff can access internal systems from home.
All these preventative measures are closely aligned with the advice given by Public Health England. Our teams are regularly informed about these recommendations and internal guidelines.
To minimise the risk of infection, we have gradually restricted all business travel to the bare minimum and reduced personal contact. For the time being, all team members will not travel between our different locations. Meetings are being carried out via video conferencing.
We will continue to review these measures and expand them if necessary.