Datagram Pumps Water from Data Center, Readies Generator

(Ping! Zine Web Tech Magazine) – Hosting provider Datagram faced some of the biggest tech problems during the superstorm known as Sandy. The company’s NYC data center faced flood waters like other providers in the area.

The incident, however, notably lead to downtime for top online news sites on Tuesday including The Huffington Post, Gawker and Buzzfeed.

The websites were eventually restored but Datagram kept busy pumping out flood waters from its basement and working to bring service back to full restoration. On Wednesday, the web host reported it had 2 feet of water left to remove. By Thursday, the company noted it was preparing for one of its biggest moves yet following the disaster.

“Last drops of water, inspections are on-going. Nothing bad has been reported so far. We continue to prepare and ready ourselves for the generator delivery,” stated the company via a notice appearing on Datagram also noted it expected operations to function at normal.

Datagram wasn’t the only tech provider to faces outages in the area. Others including Verizon, Peer 1 and Internap also faced notable flooding in their respective facilities.