Prepared For The Storm?

According to, the ice storm hit New England hard today.

"An ice storm knocked out power Friday to 1.25 million homes and businesses from Maine to Pennsylvania, closing schools and tying up travel, and authorities say it could take days for all customers to get service back."

A few of the hardest hit areas were not far from leading direct marketing service providers. Here's a count of power outages posted just a couple minutes before noon this morning:

  • NH — 326,000
  • MA — 350,000
  • ME — 203,000
  • VT — 31,000
  • CT — 16,000

    A state of emergency was declared by the Governor of Massachusetts Deval Patrick, while the Eagle Tribune reported the following observations:

    "A power outage that resulted when two trees fell on power lines on Great Pond Road lasted in some cases nearly 12 hours and affected 750 utility customers, a National Grid spokeswoman said."

    "It chopped the pole in half and took the wires down," North Andover police Sgt. Thomas McEvoy said of the incident."

    Fortunately for NextMark users, all of our list research, order processing, and financial systems performed without interruption. This continuity would not have been possible without our data center's rigorous commitment to ensuring an optimal environment with uninterrupted power and network connections. Here are just a few of the benefits that help our clients sleep at night:

    • N + 1 redundancy for virtually guaranteed continuous operation
    • State-of-the-art fire suppression systems  
    • Multiple points of entry, control systems, and backup generators for delivering uninterrupted power to the equipment
    • Diverse power routes and redundant switching infrastructure for ensuring optimized connections – both in terms of speed and performance
    • Multiple levels of physical and logical security measures for a secure environment

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    In the time of disaster, NextMark and mIn employees may be working in the dark with a cold cup of coffee, but your mailing list research and order processing solutions will be up and running – rest assured.

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