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New York Data Centers Battle Back from Storm Damage

Hurricane Sandy was a freak of nature that caused floods in many basements with critical infrastructure, some bringing down data centers in those buildings for days.

As Thursday dawned on lower Manhattan, the city’s battered data centers continued their recovery efforts. Wednesday was a day of fast-moving events, as some facilities that were down came up, and some that were up went down. Several of the hardest-hit facilities were hoping to be back in action Thursday. Read More

Sandy’s Impact: The View from the Network

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Monitoring from Keynote, Renesys and RIPE provided a high-level analysis of how the Internet managed the storm, allowing us to paint a broader picture than the facility outages we’re tracking in our data center coverage. Read More

Massive Flooding Damages Several NYC Data Centers

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Flooding from Hurricane Sandy has hobbled two data center buildings in Lower Manhattan, taking out diesel fuel pumps used to refuel generators. There were also reports of outages for some tenants at a major data hub at 111 8th Avenue, and many other New York area facilities were running on generator power amid widespread utility outages. Read More

Cable Cut in Midwest Hobbles Alaska Airlines

In an incident that underscores the sometime unlikely ripples from local events, a fiber cut on a Sprint cable in Wisconsin severed Alaska Airlines’ connection to Sabre, the system the airline uses for reservations and ticketing. Read More

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