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Bluebird Network Receives 2023 Backup and Disaster Recovery Award from Cloud Computing Magazine

Bluebird Underground Data Center Honored for Improving Business Processes

COLUMBIA, MOJanuary 18, 2024 Bluebird Network announced today that TMC, a global, integrated media company, has named Bluebird Underground Data Center (BBU) as a 2023 Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award winner, presented by TMC’s Cloud Computing Magazine. The company’s commitment to improving business processes includes streamlining installation and maintenance for the Underground Data Center customers.

The Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award recognizes technologies and vendors that have built cloud solutions that empower businesses of all sizes to remain active and productive under the most challenging conditions, minimizing downtime and eliminating lost business opportunities.

BBU is a comprehensive disaster recovery site, with Uninterrupted Power Supply to all equipment, battery back-up and 6MW of on-site generation protecting against power outages, natural disasters, cyberattacks, and any other challenge threatening enterprise data connectivity.

“This recognition underscores our commitment to providing top-notch disaster recovery solutions for our clients,” says Todd Murren, General Manager of Data Centers for Bluebird Network. “Our focus on physical security, redundant critical infrastructure, and reliable carrier-neutral data center connectivity ensures that our clients have a resilient and dependable partner to navigate unforeseen challenges.”

Situated 85 feet below the earth’s surface within a solid limestone mine, the facility offers unparalleled physical security against natural and manmade disruptions. BBU is equipped with redundant critical infrastructure built to N+1 standards, including dual-fed power substations, all capable of running autonomously. With connections to major data centers across the Midwest, BBU stands out as an ideal disaster recovery site.

Further bolstering the BBU’s appeal for those searching for reliable, secure colocation and disaster recovery services, is the facility’s sister data center located 400 miles away in Bettendorf, Iowa – the Bluebird Quad Cities Data Center. Connected by a private, Bluebird-owned fiber optic network, both facilities can support production and disaster recovery environments for enterprises and organizations across the Midwest.

“Recognizing excellence in the advancement of cloud computing technologies, Cloud Computing magazine is proud to announce BBU as a recipient of the Cloud Computing Backup and Disaster Recovery Award,” says Rich Tehrani, CEO, TMC. “Bluebird is being honored for their achievement in bringing innovation to the market, while leveraging the latest technology trends.”


About Bluebird Network

Bluebird Network is a communications infrastructure provider and data center operator. Since 1999, Bluebird Network, headquartered in Missouri, has provided internet and transport services, via its fiber infrastructure, to Carriers and Enterprises in Missouri, Illinois, Kansas, Iowa, and the surrounding states. Bluebird owns two data centers: an underground facility in Springfield, MO, and a facility in the Quad Cities. Bluebird operates more than 11,000 fiber route miles of high-speed broadband and fiber-optic connections with over 82,000 on-net and near-net buildings and 163 Points of Presence (PoP) sites spanning the Midwest, including the major cities of Chicago, St. Louis, Kansas City, Springfield (MO and IL), Tulsa, Peoria, Rockford, Bloomington, Normal and the Quad Cities.

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About Cloud Computing Magazine:

Cloud Computing magazine is the industry’s definitive source for all things cloud – from public, community, hybrid and private cloud to security and business continuity, and everything in between. This online magazine published by TMC assesses the most important developments in cloud computing not only as they relate to IT, but to the business landscape as a whole.

About TMC

Through education, industry news, live events and social influence, global buyers rely on TMC’s content-driven marketplaces to make purchase decisions and navigate markets. As a result, leading technology vendors turn to TMC for unparalleled branding, thought leadership and lead generation opportunities. Our in-person and online events deliver unmatched visibility and sales prospects for all percipients. Through our custom lead generation programs, we provide clients with an ongoing stream of leads that turn into sales opportunities and build databases. Additionally, we bolster brand reputations with the millions of impressions from display advertising on our news sites and newsletters. Making TMC a 360 degree marketing solution, we offer comprehensive event and road show management services and custom content creation with expertly ghost-crafted blogs, press releases, articles and marketing collateral to help with SEO, branding, and overall marketing efforts. For more information about TMC and to learn how we can help you reach your marketing goals, please visit and follow us on Facebook, LinkedIn and Twitter, @tmcnet.

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Media Contact for Bluebird Network:

Ilissa Miller, CEO
iMiller Public Relations
Tel: +1 866.307.2510
Email: [email protected]

TMC Contact:                                                                         
Michelle Connolly

Senior Marketing Manager
203-852-6800, ext. 170
[email protected]

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