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Cloud Sites In The Eye Of Super Storm Sandy Hanging By A Moment

Cloud Sites in the eye of Super Storm Sandy Hanging by a Moment

Super storm Sandy is the old man of the sea wrecking havoc everywhere, from data centers to homes. However, it seems like the American spirit is not yet doused by the news as disaster recovery is underway. According to Fox News, a woman told the New York governor that she had lost all her effects and even then, those around were reiterating to return and start from scratch. Echoing these views were site managers and colocation service providers, who as it is now, are hanging by a moment trying to generate power, in-house, after electricity went off the grid.

Some of the disaster recovery efforts center entirely on the sites that had no cloud backup for their operations. The biggest search engine in the world, Google, is now offering rations in the sector for all those who want to use its cloud service without any charges for provisioning, as for now. Some sites like Huffington Post had their basements full to the neck, in 5ft of deluge that visited their NYC facilities yesterday.

The real picture of the cloud as a remote backup place for files and documents is getting clearer now in the wake of Sandy.

According to a marketing agent with a software company, it were time entrepreneurs came to know that data is not in the machines that are easy to go away with the water, but the backup that is in store faraway in some cloud.

Even as disaster recovery comes into the context, there have been evacuation efforts in datacenters that foresaw the effect. Here are some of the cloud providers who sent alarms to their clients before the storm:

October 29: The Sandy Map from Google came out providing data providers and sites with a way to know the progress and routes of the hurricane using visual accounts, news and mapping details.

October 30: Just one day before Super Storm Sandy reached its full strength, Nirvanix asked its clients to remove their information racks from its New Jersey facility that was in the path of the storm.

October 30: SiSense, an Israeli start-up unveiled its new analytical infrastructure product that can evaluate the best place to keep data machines, far away from weather catastrophes. Though it is not a guarantee that accidents like fire won’t happen, such a product can help to tell exactly what may happen in an area depending on meteorological intelligence.

Even as more than 55 people-the actual figure varies-lost their lives to the storm in the United States, recovery efforts are still going on. Some of these are quite helpful to cloud computing providers including that by Gartner, the tech research firm. The site is providing a range of news that can help people analyze how to handle the aftermath of Sandy. Writers are tackling issues, ranging from business hazards to lack of electric current.

It is easy to say that the apocalyptic effects of Hurricane Sandy, both upon landfall early Tuesday and before that on the major Internet undersea cables have taught a lesson to data providers. They will no longer stand and stare while waters surge into their very basements, unstoppably, like a pistol shot.

By John Omwamba

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John posses over five years experience in professional writing; with special interests in business, technology and general media. Driven by passion and 'glowing' enthusiasm, he has covered topics cutting across diverse industries with key target audiences including corporates, marketing executives, researchers and global business leaders. John currently freelances for CloudTweaks as a frequent writer.

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