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Datagram Recovers From 'Apocalyptic' Flooding During Sandy 114

1sockchuck writes "During SuperStorm Sandy, few data centers faced a bigger challenge than the Datagram facility in lower Manhattan. The storm surge from Sandy flooded its basement, disabling critical pumps. 'It was apocalyptic,' said CEO Alex Reppen. 'It was like a tidal wave over lower Manhattan.' While companies like CoreSite dealt primarily with the loss of ConEd power, the Datagram team sought to recover operations in an active flood zone. Why was mission-critical equipment in the basement? Because city officials restrict placing fuel tanks on rooftops and upper floors, citing concerns about diesel emerging from the 9-11 attacks."
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Datagram Recovers From 'Apocalyptic' Flooding During Sandy

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  • Hmmm... (Score:5, Funny)

    by Anonymous Coward on Monday November 26, 2012 @09:58PM (#42101599)

    If only there was some sort of technology that allowed us to keep fuel in one place and the generators somewhere else...

  • Re:Hmmm... (Score:5, Funny)

    by rubycodez (864176) on Monday November 26, 2012 @10:24PM (#42101815)

    we could invent a flexible transport pathway for fluids analogous to an electrical wire, perhaps call it a wet-wire. and some kind of electrical pushing device to move fuel uphill through the wet-wire, maybe call it a cycling wetstuff-pushee.

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