The Umbrella IRC network is an initiative of IRC operators from various networks. It is an IRC network with multiple other IRC networks, each with their own identity and own website and staff. Everything is managed centrally, so any staff member of any network can assist people. This way, they could combine their chat and resources without losing their own identity.
All UmbrellaNet servers and hubs run on enterprise hardware hosted in Tier 1 data centers across the world with high bandwidth capacity and are monitored around the clock to guarantee the continuity of the network.
UmbrellaNet is an idea of a group of IRC operators to create a way to combine IRC networks without having to give up identity or having excessive politics.