CSS Disaster Recovery Testing

IT disaster recovery testing of the Central Switching Service (CSS) is to be conducted in the Pre-Production test environment, from late April 2024 until early May 2024. Pre-Production is aligned to the Production environment and failover and failback service between the two Azure Regions in pre-production will therefore be representative of what would happen in Production.

There will be no outage to CSS related to this testing. Pre-production testing will ensure recovery procedures can be rehearsed and validated without impact to service users. Testing will also support further analysis of the potential impacts of synchronisation lags between Azure Regions on data to ensure that future incidents can be responded to efficiently and effectively.

If you have any questions or queries about the testing, please contact bcdrteam@smartdcc.co.uk or cssservicedesk@smartdcc.co.uk.