Why Panama – No natural hazards
As Panama is located between oceans and continents, it is luckily located outside any areas of natural hazards.
Hurricanes happen in the Caribbean, but don’t reach Panama.
Earthquakes happening in Colombia, Chile, Guatemala are sometimes felt, but have never hit Panama hard. Looking at the tectonic plates, Panama is placed in a sweet spot, right between, not inside active zones.
Look at California, which is in a very different position, literally.
Here’s the San Andreas fault, crossing the state from Southeast to Northwest, building tension for The Big One.
Crossing the San Francisco Bay area, nobody knows when it will happen, but it will. Even a Small One will disrupt business and everyday routines for weeks. And a Plan B will not avoid this, possibly minimize consequences.
I still remember years ago, when Texas-based hosting provider Rackspace Inc. made the case for having their data centers in regions far away from earthquake-prone regions, like California. They’ve got a reason.
Data are precious, human lifes even more.
Conclusion: Building your business in Panama instead of California means that a Plan B for natural hazards is not necessary.
Get some peace of mind.