Hot-Site PLUS! at the HOUSTON BUNKER!

You need to be prepared when disaster strikes, that is why GEOS is pleased to offer our customers a secure, resilient and redundant hot-site. The room offers cubicles complete with landline phones and internet connections, just pack up your computer and bring it with you, everything else you need is right here. In fact, there is a dedicated break room with refrigerator and the bunker even offers showers. We can also assist you with overnight accommodations nearby, either for individuals or a team. The hot-site facility offers redundant electrical grid supplies, multiple fiber connections into the bunker and power backup, just in case, supplied by a series of generators. The GEOS IERCC which is housed on the campus, operated flawlessly during the hurricane season of 2008, including Hurricane Ike which delivered high sustained wind speeds at the bunker, yet no system failed.



Why Hot-Site Plus! at the Bunker?

The Westland Bunker, north of Houston, Texas has perhaps the most interesting history of any data center ever built. Originally constructed in 1982 by Louis Kung (Nephew of Madam Chang Kai Shek), the mysterious complex was supposedly intended as the headquarters for his company, Westland Oil. The construction was shrouded in secrecy and protected by armed guards, and most local residents were unaware that he also built a 40,000 square foot nuclear bomb shelter next to the office building. Now known locally as simply “The Bunker”, it was designed to house Mr. Kung’s family, employees, and their families in the event of a nuclear attack or a complete breakdown of civilization.

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The bunker was designed to protect 350 adults for up to three months, and was a totally self-contained structure with it’s own diesel generators, multi-chamber chemical/biological/radiation (CBR) air filtration system, two water wells, decontamination showers, jail cells, and a full surgical suite. The entrance tunnel blockhouses (disguised as pagodas) concealed numerous gun ports and had rooftop-mounted machine gun nests. The adjacent office building includes many of the same massive reinforced concrete construction techniques as the bunker, with five-layer bullet-resistant glass, its own generators, water wells, and numerous security features.

Today the 40,000 square foot nuclear bomb shelter is a state-of-the-art Tier III data center that provides colocation of critical IT operations, while the 100,000 square foot, four story office building serves as a business continuity and disaster recovery center. We are confident that we have the ability to meet or exceed any requirements for colocation, business continuity, or managed services.

The last 8 years have seen a strong commitment to growth, starting with fiber networks, generators, chillers, enhanced security and additional 107,000 square foot state of the art data center, making the The Bunker campus one of the premier technology centers in the nation. We are extremely proud of our zero-downtime performance during hurricane Ike. That trial-by-fire has allowed us to attract many additional Fortune 500 companies and government agencies that demand exceptional results and quality service. The Bunker is a financially sound private company, structured as a limited partnership and directed by a forward thinking team of highly skilled professionals with a passion for this business and a commitment for excellence.

What's included?

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    Business Continuity Workspace

    Upon arrival, you will be directed to your ready-to-go workspace, complete with high-speed internet connection, telephone line, telephone handset and comfortable seat and setting. Did you know you can also reserve and use private suites as well!

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    Tier 4 Certified Data Center

    Hot-Site doesn't stop with your business continuity space, the facilities also offer redundant power grids, backup generators, redundancy optic fiber connections to the campus, secure access for entire campus.

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    Disaster Proven Two-Way Communication (Voice or Message-Based)

    When an incident occurs, communication is the most critical aspect to notifying about and responding to the event. GEOS has complete coverage via terrestrial (land-line and cellular) and satellite communications, whether via a Satellite Emergency Notification Device (S.E.N.D.), satellite-data communications, or satellite phone, we cover it all. As a business continuity client, we can provide you with communication offerings to suite your needs.

Emergency Response Planning (ERP)

Emergency Response Plans (ERP) are a critical element of any group or companies business continuity and disaster recovery plans. These plans lay out how an organization will respond, who within and outside of the organization will respond, how these personnel will respond, and define what they will respond with. A good ERP needs to cover any type of incident your organization may experience, or what is known as All Hazards planning. Your ERP should list all of your internal response personnel, list contact information, describe off-site, or non-impacted facilities, or locations to be used as staging areas, or off-site command posts.

Whether you have a plan in place today that you want reviewed, or you are integrating new security and safety solutions or procedures, the experts at our disposal can assist you, this is what they do each and every day.

Why Emergency Response Planning with GEOS

GEOS has a certified team of professionals that can assist you with everything from emergency response planning to risk assessment and vulnerability assessments. These professionals work with organizations and corporations all over the world, and understand the types of events that can occur and how to best mitigate them if and when they occur.

Emergency Response Planning

What's included?

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    Emergency Response Planning Review

    Our Emergency Planning professionals will want to meet with you and your team to discuss your ERP needs. If you have an existing one that you want reviewed or are making changes to it will be the driver for who on your team our professionals will want to meet with. Our goal is to ensure that you have the most comprehensive, all-inclusive and all-hazards ERP you can have.

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    Table-Top Exercise for your Staff

    The physical safety and security professionals from GEOS can also develop and conduct table-top exercises for your staff, regardless of where they are located. These exercises help your entire team to understand what is expected and will occur during various event-types that may impact your organization, or enterprise anywhere in the world. In fact, these exercises can be conducted in several different languages.

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    Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery Planning

    The business continuity and disaster recovery planning professionals from GEOS, including from our certified-partners, can assist you ensure that your organization, and entire enterprise can continue operations, enduring any number of events that can impact operations.

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