Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Tuesday October 30, 2012

NYC Data Centers Hit By Hurricane Sandy

Power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy are causing problems for data centers in the affected area.

The local power company, Consolidated Edison shut down power to portions of lower Manhattan this evening in an effort to prevent damage to underground equipment. That coincided with when and went offline. In a Twitter update at 4:21 p.m. PT, Gizmodo said: "We'll be back soon! There was a data center battery failure after the power went down in Lower Manhattan. Generators powering up." is also down, saying: "Our site is down. Problems with NY-area servers due to Sandy." says it's experiencing "a major outage."