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Katrina: directNIC Stays Online - Blog + Images
- From: Chris Gilbert
- Date: Wed Aug 31 09:50:44 2005
For those that don't know, directNIC as well as some other NOCs are
located together in a high-rise in New Orleans.
Despite everyone's warnings (including my own!) some tough-as-nails guys
from directNIC stayed behind to battle the hurricane and keep the
While the safety of our staff is paramount and most were safely
evacuated, a small group of key personnel stayed behind to safeguard our
data center and make sure that all of our services remained online and
stable. During this time, while we spent a great deal of effort battling
broken windows, incoming water, and flying debris, our hosting and
registration services remained online and worked flawlessly.
Link: http://www.directnic.com/katrina.php (Pictures too!)
It also mentions the power shortage, and that they are using diesel
I remember a week or two ago people were talking about building
redundant datacenters, off-grid power, failure mitigation, etc.
I think if nothing else, this is at least a success story of building a
NOC which can provide critical infrastructure that will survive major