Crises Control’s entire purpose is to provide reliable, highly available services for our customers at all times. We constantly strive for improvement, not just in our platform itself, but with our suppliers too. We are delighted to announce that we have recently signed an agreement to host all Crises Control platforms on Microsoft Azure where Azure is locally available.
Our cloud strategy – improving services
Crises Control is entirely hosted on the cloud, making our cloud strategy a vital cog in our platform’s success. The reasons Crises Control is hosted on the cloud are many, including:
Independence from an organisation’s IT
Crises Control is designed for those times when an organisation faces a crisis of some sort. This could include a natural disaster, cyber attack, terrorist activity, or even a global pandemic. As we all know, IT networks are often the first thing to go down when a crisis hits, leaving organisations helpless.
Crises Control is hosted on the cloud so that even when an organisation’s IT isn’t working, Crises Control is still available to help them communicate safely with employees and stakeholders, and improve their incident response.
Crises Control’s customers rely on the platform to help them resolve sensitive issues. The platform holds confidential information from employee and other stakeholder contact information, to company office floor plans, incident response plans, emergency protocols, and more. By hosting the Crises Control platform with cloud providers who can guarantee they have taken the ultimate in cyber security precautions, we can ensure that our customer’s vital information is safe.
One of the ways in which Crises Control adds value in a crisis is the speed with which it can provide information about what is going on to users, responders, and management. Messages are delivered quickly, and information is generated in real-time, enabling your response team to make decisions based on the very latest information, which is made visible on the Control Centre. This gives customers a real-time dashboard complete with map-based visuals which clearly show the status of users, tasks, incidents, and notifications all in one place.
Unlimited data storage
Incidents generate a lot of paperwork. Crises Control creates a record of every message sent, every task completed, and every decision taken, in order to create a downloadable audit trail. By hosting Crises Control on the cloud we ensure that it can be quickly scaled up so that you will never run out of storage at a crucial moment.
Can be accessed from anywhere
In today’s world, many organisations have employees all around the world. Organisations need to ensure that their crisis communications and incident management platform can function for every employee wherever they are in the world, as long as they have an active internet connection.
Why we are migrating to Microsoft Azure
Migrating the Crises Control platform to Microsoft Azure compliments our organisational roadmap not just for 2021, but far beyond. The move to Azure unifies our cloud provision where possible, creating a strong relationship with one of our core providers, and allowing us to scale up.
It supports Crises Control’s growth into new markets, provides a strong foundation for additional features and capabilities, and guarantees ever better performance. With Microsoft Azure we can simply expand into new markets without requiring additional infrastructure agreements. And as Microsoft Azure expands around the world, as will Crises Control’s capacity to serve more customers the world over.