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RE: Tidbit from DirectNIC

  • From: Hannigan, Martin
  • Date: Fri Sep 02 12:20:41 2005

Title: RE: Tidbit from DirectNIC

If you need a raft as a supply in a datcenter there's obviously a bigger issue at hand and its unlikely you'll have many of us as customers.

What have you done to help the situation in New Orleans?



 -----Original Message-----
From:   Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com [mailto:Michael.Dillon@btradianz.com]
Sent:   Fri Sep 02 11:45:39 2005
To:     nanog@merit.edu
Subject:        Tidbit from DirectNIC


>From downtown New Orleans...
http://www.livejournal.com/users/interdictor/

-----snip-----
Fox News is reporting that there is an operation underway to refill
chillers at the Bell South building down the street to keep phone service
available to much of the southeast United States. That is apparently where
all the firetrucks are going to in the area, in case you were wondering.
-----snip-----

It is interesting to note that it is possible to bring in diesel and water
to resupply BellSouth yet it is impossible to bring in water and food for
the residents, not to mention a fleet of small boats that could have
prevented thousands from dying trapped inside their attics.

If you have a datacenter in a location that might be flooded by rivers or
storm surges, do you have inflatable rafts among your emergency supplies?

--Michael Dillon





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