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QuoVadis Services Receives Communications Operating License (COL) for Disaster Recovery Networks
19 Nov 2013

QuoVadis Services, the pioneer of cloud computing in Bermuda, has been granted a Communications Operating License to operate telecommunications networks by the Regulatory Authority of Bermuda (RAB).

The license, granted under the Electronic Communications Act 2011, allows QuoVadis to build and operate laser and wireless links for the provision of high availability connectivity between the QuoVadis datacentres and their Enterprise Customers’ premises in Bermuda. The QuoVadis links are licensed to provide business continuity during outages on data networks operated by Bermuda’s primary telecommunications carriers.

“As a leading provider of managed datacentre, cloud hosting and disaster recovery services, QuoVadis is pleased to be able to provide a cost-effective solution for disaster recovery connectivity, ensuring that our Enterprise Customers can connect to their IT managed by QuoVadis at all times,” said Gavin Dent, CEO of QuoVadis Services.

QuoVadis Services is a significant buyer of connectivity from Bermuda’s Integrated Communications Operating License (ICOL) carriers, linking Enterprise Customers both on the island and overseas to their IT platforms which are outsourced to QuoVadis. “Our intent is not to bypass the licensed carriers, but to provide reliable failover coverage at a reasonable cost for primary links using our carrier partners, supporting our service level agreements for critical customer systems,” continued Mr. Dent.

Founded in 1999, QuoVadis (http://quovadisglobal.bm/) was an early adopter of cloud hosting technologies, providing both production hosting and disaster recovery services from its secure datacentres in the City of Hamilton. QuoVadis Services provides colocation as well as Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) platforms for both local and international companies. The company has been in the news recently following multimillion dollar investments in datacentre facilities and high-speed computing platforms. A sister company, QuoVadis Limited, is an international provider of digital certificate services.

QuoVadis Services is the first company outside of the established carriers to receive a telecommunications license under Bermuda’s reform effort, which transferred oversight of the sector from the Government to an independent Regulatory Authority.

“Online services permeate all aspects of business today, whether you are a local company or a large multinational. The provision of reliable telecommunications at a reasonable cost is essential to allow our community to compete internationally, and we thank the Regulatory Authority for allowing the flexibility for service providers like QuoVadis to retain high value IT infrastructure in Bermuda,” summarised Mr. Dent.