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How Commerzbank Recovered Computer Operations

Written by  Joseph Walton

After completing implementation of their business continuity solution on Sept. 7, 2001, the people of Commerzbank in New York City could not have foreseen the events that horrified the world only four days later. The bank’s critical data was secured shortly after the World Trade Center disaster, thanks to a combination of preparation, a little lucky timing and people willing to go the extra mile. One key goal for the world’s 16th largest bank was to be able to resume operation as quickly as possible in the event of a disruption at its New York City business center. Although it would take Wall Street nearly a week to resume trading, Commerzbank’s protected information was ready for business, even before the company’s employees could reassemble at the its disaster recovery site, 30 miles outside of New York City’s financial district. Commerzbank’s data was replicated from the headquarters at Two World Financial Center