|Compound Safety, Disaster Recovery
In the event of a natural disaster are your compounds safe? Companies across the world are diligent about data backup to prepare for such events, but do you have a disaster recovery plan in place for your compounds, a.k.a. your “Crown Jewels?”
On Tuesday, October 30, 2012, the world awoke to see the mass devastation left in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. Not only was there physical destruction of property and widespread power outages, but unforeseen shortages of fuel impacted the use of backup generators across NY and NJ and New England.
Specs offers backup services at both our US location in Maryland and at our main HQ in Delft, the Netherlands. Our US site is located in Cumberland, an area in the foothills of the Allegheny Mountains in Western Maryland. This area is extremely safe and known to be free from natural disasters such as hurricanes and earthquakes. For example, FEMA uses Cumberland as its storage site for emergency housing and TRW, a major US defense contractor, uses Cumberland as a safe site to store its corporate data backup. In summary, Cumberland is an ideal location to store your screening compound disaster set or corporate compound repository.
Due to our secure location, Specs was able to avoid any damage to the site and thus, our customers’ crown jewels remained safe. We never experienced a power outage during Sandy, although the backup generators were tested and prepared to automatically take over should it have happened.
For additional information on creating a disaster set, storing a disaster set or any other of our full portfolio of compound management services, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|published on: 08-Nov-12|