Tuesday, October 30


Living Up To Their Name

Power is out at one of our new datacenters - ReliableSite in New Jersey.

The servers, however, are still up.  They switched over to generator power without so much as a hiccup.

Which is how things are supposed to work, but there's a world of difference between the best-laid plans and a real live hurricane.  So well done ReliableSite!

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1 They can still run out of diesel fuel or get submerged in the flood, once the surge starts rolling back.

Posted by: Pete Zaitcev at Tuesday, October 30 2012 02:53 PM (RqRa5)

2 True.  If they eventually have to shut down following a storm of this size, I'd understand that.

For the new server rollout I've gone for four small servers to replace our current one large server.  (Total cost is about the same, and total capacity is much greater, yay technology!)  Two are in New Jersey, and the other two in Dallas, with backups between the two sites.  So if something like this happens once we're live on the new hardware, in theory I'll be able to just switch over to the other location.

Assuming DNS behaves itself, no major internet links are down, the backups and database replication are all up to date, and so on...

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 30 2012 03:34 PM (PiXy!)

3 They report they have three days of fuel on-site.  That should be enough - by then, either power or fuel should be available.

Posted by: Pixy Misa at Tuesday, October 30 2012 04:26 PM (PiXy!)

4 Doing better so far than some other folks.

Posted by: Old Grouch at Wednesday, October 31 2012 04:37 AM (3kTEs)

5 This most recent spammer has also nailed Wonderduck and Brickmuppet.

Posted by: Steven Den Beste at Wednesday, October 31 2012 06:24 AM (+rSRq)

6 Gotta love the old, let's put the backup generators in the basement, meme. What could possibly go wrong with that?
PS. Commenting still has the problem of losing (note to programmers the world over, it's not spelled <i>loosing</i>) name/mail form fields on preview (for me at least, using Chrome).

Posted by: Tombei The Mist at Wednesday, October 31 2012 06:58 AM (hGCqM)

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