|Westland Bunker retained for business continuity and disaster recovery of airline operations systems|
MONTGOMERY, TX, August 1, 2011 – Montgomery Westland Data Center today announced that United Continental Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: UAL) extended its lease at the Westland Bunker for business continuity and disaster recovery of Continental operations.
In 2006, Continental Airlines maintained an emergency-operations center near Houston's George Bush Intercontinental Airport. Concern about gridlock, floods and possible electrical outages in the wake of a hurricane; prompted the company to relocate to a safer backup facility to operate its world-wide flights if it should ever have to evacuate its Houston headquarters.
In a 100,000 square foot “Class A” office building near the bunker run by Montgomery Westland, Continental has more than 200 work stations that replicate the airline's operations center.
Learning from the setbacks many coastal businesses experienced from hurricanes, Continental Airlines moved 300 Houston employees to the bunker before Hurricane Ike without missing a beat upon arrival. All of the three daily shifts of employees over the course of four days ran without a glitch. Consequently, Continental Airlines was able to maintain its industry-leading customer service throughout Ike’s rampage, even though the entire operation was relocated 42 miles inland from its downtown Houston offices.
“Westland has enjoyed a long and positive relationship in providing a safe and secure Data Center and Business Continuity location for Continental and look forward to a continued relationship with United/Continental.” said Jymme Gomez, Chief Executive Officer, Westland Bunker.
About Montgomery Westland
Montgomery Westland, also known as the Westland Bunker, headquartered in Montgomery, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive colocation, business continuity, managed services and disaster recovery solutions. The Westland Bunker is a Tier III certified underground fortress designed to withstand direct nuclear attack and is the perfect home for mission critical IT and business operations in North America. The company is SAS70 Type II audited, PCI-DSS and HIPAA compliant. Westland’s customers include premier Fortune 1000 companies in Oil and Gas, Healthcare, Higher Education, Financial Services and Information Technology throughout North America, South America, Europe, and Australia.
To learn more information about the Westland Bunker, visit www.westlandbunker.com.