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Bluebeam expands global server infrastructure for distributed construction projects

Architecture, engineering and construction (AEC) software specialist Bluebeam has announced an expansion of its regional server network, enabling faster, more compliant and secure cloud-based collaboration across distributed teams in more regions worldwide.

Jason Bonifay, chief technology officer at Bluebeam, said that online collaboration needed to integrate standards and practices that provide best practice data accessibility with the security and regulatory compliance that businesses have come to expect.

“The legal and regulatory framework that defines how we connect internationally online has matured significantly over the last few years and the drive for increased performance and security is driving many countries to implement data residency regulations that require new infrastructure,” Bonifay explained in the announcement.

“The new cloud infrastructure we’re putting in place will address the immediate issue of data residency, while also providing a more robust platform as more builders begin to collaborate digitally.”

Roger Angarita, CPO at Bluebeam, said that digital collaboration has never been more important with teams separated from each other both globally and locally.

“Given the specific needs of builders working in and across different regions, we’ve applied our customer-centric approach to solve the problem, working directly with customers to gain a deeper understanding of the issues they face,” Angarita said.

“By understanding exactly how the increasing regulatory demand for local data residency was impacting their organisation’s abilities to digitally collaborate, we could partner with them to outline local solutions that addressed their global problems. And it shouldn’t be a surprise that we were able to improve overall Studio performance locally as a result.”

Access to the new servers will be automatic for all Revu 20 or Revu 2019 users within region. Bluebeam’s collaborative solutions that provide access to Studio are available via Bluebeam.com and through its worldwide reseller network.

According to Bluebeam, Revu has 1.9 million users worldwide, accounting for some 32 billion transactions in Studio since 2010. Trustradius reviewers consistently award Bluebeam Revu high ratings, with Bluebeam Revu for 2020 achieving 8.9/10 across all reviews.

Bluebeam Revu is a document and project management solution designed to streamline existing workflows and increase collaboration among project team members in real-time, with customisable markup tools. Scanned images can be converted into easily searchable documents, and marked up on the go and in detail, embedding photos and videos where required.

Bluebeam caters to professionals in diverse fields, including architecture, engineering, general contractors, structural steel, oil and gas, and government services.

Read the full announcement of the new regional Studio servers.

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