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In Its Wake, Hurricane Sandy Left Disaster Recovery Lessons

Written by  April 15, 2013

It formed off the coast of Nicaragua as a tropical storm. A week later, last Oct. 29, Hurricane Sandy had become a dreaded post-tropical nor’easter as it struck Atlantic City and then its heaviest winds triggered 14-foot surges at New York Harbor. Levees burst and towns were quickly under five feet of water. In its wake, the hurricane left $65.6 billion in losses from damages and business interruptions. IT infrastructures that safeguarded mountains of critical business data didn’t escape the storm’s effects. At SunGard AS alone, the disaster-recovery team received 342 alerts and 117 disaster declarations. SunGard AS deployed nearly one-third of its staff, five mobile recovery units, nine workgroup facilities, and 1,500 workgroup seats for its customers’ employees. Its Carlstadt, N.J., center served as an impromptu community command center for local law enforcement and medical and first-response teams. Hurricane Sandy proved to be a major natural catastrophe; the devastation was widespread.

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