I just got this email from burst.net and it made me think, what if your datacenter is not prepared for a natural disaster?
Hurricane Sandy continues to approach the Northeastern section of the United States, with landfall expected between Northern Virginia and Connecticut late Monday afternoon into Tuesday morning. At this time, BurstNET® has completed all precautionary measures to reduce the risk of network impact during the storm or otherwise make repairs as quickly as possible. The latest forecast indicates that the storm will impact the coasts of Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and New York, as well as reach inland into Pennsylvania, with strong winds, heavy rain, and potential flooding. The aforementioned states have declared a state of emergency in preparation for this storm event.
BurstNET® has completed the following action items in preparation for the arrival of Hurricane Sandy:
BurstNET® performed generator tests, and ensured proper operation, while ensuring all fuel levels were at a maximum. BurstNET does have a contract with a local fuel company to have a tanker delivered on-site upon the startup of generators.
BurstNET® has confirmed the availability of all of its fiber companies have contractors in the region, while ensuring they have the necessary storm clearing equipment to expedite restoration should such become necessary.
BurstNET® has additional staff along with electrical contractors on standby should such become necessary.