Saturday, November 25, 2017


First Harvey, now Irma. Data centre operators ready for category 5 hurricane



Florida data centres ready for worst, as storm records are to be broken and emergency series are readying for any eventuality.

The most powerful hurricane ever recorded in the Atlantic Ocean is already making damages in the Caribbean and data centre operators are coming out to talk about their action plan for such situation.

Hurricane Irma, which has become a category five in five hurricane, It is expected to cause large scale destruction, days after Hurricane Harvey.

One of the first data centre operators to come out and talk about the storm was Host Dime, which asked customers to not send her many preconscious releases.

In a blog post, the operator said: “Due to this ongoing situation, please request non-critical updates and report current issues before 9/9/17 or after 9/12/17. During this time, if you believe your server is inaccessible, read up on how our IPMI service may be able to help.

“We will be staffed and available during the storm to handle any potential issues that arise, and have tested and verified all of our emergency infrastructure to ensure all services remain up and available. We have also made the requisite staffing changes to ensure that our support remains uninterrupted and available for all clients.”

The operator has also warned users that phone systems may be switched off depending on the severety of the trip, focusing our support staff on tickets and live chats.

Social media will play a key role for breaking warnings and information posted to those collocated at Host Dimes’ data centres.

“While we will have staff available during the storm, priority will be placed on existing service requests and procedures, and any new orders/modifications may be delayed until after the storm has passed,” the company said.

Host Dime operates data centres across the Americas, with a data centre facility in Orlando, US.

“Jared Smith is HostDime’s Content & SEO Strategist, said: “As you may have heard, Hurricane Irma is currently on track to affect Florida this weekend. As with all storms, HostDime.com has been working diligently to prepare ourselves for the heavy rains and wind that a storm of this size entails.

“Due to this ongoing situation, please request non-critical updates and report current issues before 9/9/17 or after 9/12/17. During this time, if you believe your server is inaccessible, read up on how our IPMI service may be able to help.” requests and procedures, and any new orders/modifications may be delayed until after the storm has passed.