Our thoughts and best wishes go out to those who felt the effects and aftermath of Superstorm Sandy.
As we all are aware, Superstorm Sandy left widespread destruction and directly affected individuals and businesses across multiple states. The flooding of southern Manhattan on Monday left many companies scrambling for recovery. According to the Huffington Post, “the water welling into southern Manhattan drenched one of the world’s densest communication nodes, taking out popular websites and forcing telecom carries to reroute international traffic.” Due to commercial power outages, data centers and phone facilities were forced to run on their diesel generators.
But there was yet another problem; the generators were unable to pump the fuel due to the power outages and flooding. As a result, service to some large websites and the leading phone carrier in the region were brought down. In the meantime, employees at some companies are working around the clock trying to get things back in order, while others are manually hauling gallons of gas to the top of who knows how many floors to get the backup generators to run.
In the midst of the bad news, there exists some good! GroveSite’s platforms and data centers are all located in the dry heat of Arizona’s desert -- far away from the majority of natural disasters. Rest assured that your online collaboration workspaces, online databases, and online document management will be safe -- hurricanes and floods of Sandy’s nature are nowhere near our radar.