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How CoreSite Survived Sandy 60

Posted by Soulskill
from the lots-of-emergency-flotation-devices dept.
Nerval's Lobster writes "When Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast, the combination of high winds, rain, and storm surges wreaked havoc on homes and businesses alike. With a data center on the Avenue of the Americas, CoreSite Realty escaped the worst the storm had to offer. But was it coincidence or careful planning? Slashdot sat down for an interview with Billie Haggard, CoreSite's senior vice president of data centers. He's responsible for the design, construction, maintenance, facilities staffing and uptime, reliability and energy efficiency of CoreSite's data centers. He described what it took to weather the worst weather to hit New York City in decades."
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How CoreSite Survived Sandy

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  • RTFA (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mcgrew (92797) * on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @03:43PM (#41910969) Homepage Journal

    I found it interesting, especially the part about renting hotel rooms, only to have the staff sleep in cots on-site because the hotels had no electricity, food, or water.

  • Re:Excellent! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by mcgrew (92797) * on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @03:53PM (#41911085) Homepage Journal

    If the people in line had paid in advance like CoreSite did, they wouldn't have run out of fuel, either. Sheesh, these folks have foresight and you bash them because others didn't? And what does being in a shelter because your house was demoloshed have to do with fuel?

  • Re:Excellent! (Score:4, Interesting)

    by TheSpoom (715771) <slashdot&uberm00,net> on Wednesday November 07, 2012 @04:13PM (#41911275) Homepage Journal

    I'm not getting your point here. Are you arguing that they should have simply sent all their fuel to shelters and gone down for the entirety of the storm? In what way was it their job to supply the needs of the shelter?

    Your argument is similar to parents who say that kids should always finish their food because people are starving in China. One has little to do with the other. I'm betting there's a named logical fallacy here but I can't identify it.

If I have seen farther than others, it is because I was standing on the shoulders of giants. -- Isaac Newton