So, What’s the Damage?

October 30th, 2012 by · 17 Comments

Hurricane Sandy has barreled through New Jersey and into Pennsylvania, leaving an impressive wake of destruction for the press to report on – even if they keep showing the same @#%&ing clips over and over.  But with two of the internet’s main hubs (NY/NJ and Ashburn) and some of its most trafficked routes in Sandy’s path, what about the communications grid? No really, I’m asking you folks.

Ramblings doesn’t have any of those crazy idiots that pose for cameras in front of the waves with microphones hoping a flying trash can lid doesn’t behead them. But we do have readers from around the industry who know things, lots of things. Some are actually there (with or without power), some are in NOCs further away watching over places at risk, etc.

So you tell me. What’s up, what’s down, and what’s running on a dwindling supply of diesel?  Fiber cuts, flooded assets, or places you’d like an update on?  In need of resources, or have some to share?  Official, unofficial, or grapevine, or via email or in a comment below, feel free to use this site to spread the word.

Well, there have obviously been some online casualties, the earliest coming when Con Edison shut off the power in lower Manhattan in advance of the storm surge. Some websites dependent on data centers there, like Huffington Post and Gawker apparently, already took a hit. Data Center Knowledge says that those were in the Datagram facility at 33 Whitehall.

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