Newark data center might get a test this week
I hope all of Linode's employees stay safe and dry - Linode's office is in NJ.
NAC (NJ data center provider) is providing some updates at:
At about 11:30 local time, they posted:
"UPDATE - as of this writing, Parsippany 2 (WBR) continues to run on generator due to utility outage. All sites are OK. Updates to follow."
(I'm not sure if this is where Linode's servers are located.)
This storm is definitely affecting data centers on the East Coast. Internap had to evacuate their data center at 75 Broad Street <
Again, I hope Linode's employees and their families are safe, and my thoughts go out to everyone who's affected. When you're watching from afar, it's easy to get distracted by things like data center uptime, but the true suffering is human suffering. With lives at risk, Internap made the right decision to evacuate 75 Broad.
"At our Cedar Knolls 1 facility we briefly transferred to generator around 7:10 p.m., then back to utility. We then force transferred to generator around 8 p.m. and stayed until this morning. We’ve returned to utility power and all systems are normal. Fuel trucks are stationed at our facilities as of noon yesterday, and remain. There has been no service interruption of any sort to any of our datacenter customers.”