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SunGard Data Center Takes in Flood Victims

Members of the Moonachie, N.J. police and fire departments and emergency medical units gather in the lobby of a business continuity center operated by SunGard Availability Services in nearby Carlstadt in the early morning hours of Oct. 30 during Hurricane Sandy. The hurricane caused a storm surge in the Hackensack River that flooded Moonachie and forced the community's first responders to set up an emergency command post at the SunGard site because it was the only location that was not flooded. (Photo: SunGard Availability Services)

When SuperStorm Sandy struck, the SunGard business continuity center in Carlstadt, N.J. opened its doors and served as a refuge for more than 100 residents flooded out of their homes in nearby Moonachie, offering food, shelter and medical attention. Read More

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

Generators Keep NJ Data Centers Humming

A close look at the customer cabinets inside SunGard Availability Services’ data center located at 1500 Spring Garden, Philadelphia, PA.

While data centers in New York were struggling with water damage and utility outages in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the situation was much better in New Jersey, where many facilities switched to generator power but remained online. Here’s a roundup of how some data center providers in New Jersey fared with Sandy’s disruptive visit. 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

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