News reports have shown that web hosting firm Hosting.com’s data center facility in Newark, Del. is in the pathway of hurricane Sandy once it makes a landfall.
The staff of Hosting.com has been on high alert. They have gone shopping at Wal-Mart to stock up for supplies, and have also been supplied with cots and food as a precautionary measure.
“We’re prepared for any contingency,” said Jonathan Arena, director of service operations at the Hosting.com Newark facility, which provides co-location, managed and cloud services. “We’re confident that we should be alright at this point, but we will see how we weather the storm.”
It has been said that there are forty people residing in the Newark facility of Hosting.com. it houses about 23,000 sq ft of raised floor space with a total space of 60,000 sq ft.
The staff has been provided with cots, food, ping pong table, pool table, and X box games. People have been on site working last night. If the power goes out, the company has stocked up enough fuel to keep its generators working for 50 hours, before refuel.
“Some customers of Hosting.com, which runs six data centers nationally, and who subscribes to fail over service have failed over to another data center as a precaution”, said Arena. They were updating operational status via Twitter@HDCOps. Dinner tonight at Hosting.com is hot dogs, burgers, baked beans, cold cuts, and junk food. “Comfort food for everybody that’s here,” Arena said.
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