Global Cash Card, the proven specialist in customized paycard solutions, provided seamless service despite the major power outage that took place on September 8, 2011. The outage cut off electricity to more than 5 million people in California, Arizona and Mexico.
The outage extended from southern parts of Orange County, California to San Diego, California to Yuma, Arizona. Cities south of the border across much of the state of northern Baja were also affected. San Diego, home of Global Cash Card's primary data center, bore the brunt of the blackout.
In addition to their primary data center, Global Cash Card also maintains a redundant facility with full capacity at another geographic location. Both facilities employ redundant on-site power systems; therefore, in the event of a power failure, power continues without interruption via backup batteries and diesel generators.
The primary data center facility in San Diego continued to provide Global Cash Card services throughout the power outage and suffered no down time or interruption in service as surrounding San Diego went without power for approximately 12 hours. The backup power systems functioned flawlessly.
"As a leader in the paycard industry, we understand how critical it is to provide 24/7/365 uninterrupted service and support for our customers and cardholders," said Joseph F. Purcell, President and CEO, Global Cash Card. "Although we test our systems regularly, this real catastrophic event affirmed the strength and reliability of our disaster recovery plan".
About Global Cash Card
Global Cash Card™ is the proven specialist in customized paycard solutions that are simple to implement and easy to use. The company is a wholly owned subsidiary of World Processing, Ltd, a leader in electronic financial transaction technology. Global Cash Card is a direct processor that offers Debit MasterCard cards and Visa Prepaid cards. The company develops and owns the proprietary software, which enables the products and services it offers.
The platform provides payroll cards, travel, gift, FSA, HSA, and many other types of applications. Global Cash Card also offers branded and customized programs. Global Cash Card's cutting edge technology continues to improve, offering more value and greater flexibility to meet the particular requirements of its customers. Visit us at www.globalcashcard.com.