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Major Media ISP Goes Down

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Datagram, the ISP whose Manhattan servers host BuzzFeed, Huffington Post, Gawker, and other sites, has lost power, an official there told us via text this evening.

“Basement flooded, fuel pump off line - we got people working on it now. 5 feet of water now,” the official wrote.

BuzzFeed’s site and story page are back online, thanks to a Content Delivery Network, Akamai, which hosts the content at servers distributed around the world.

FIVE FEET OF WATER took down three of the biggest new-media sites on the internet. At the same time. Think about how crazy that is.

October 29, 2012 // 21:12 // 1 year ago
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    be a lesson in redundancy, distributed data centers, and loss mitigation. Did it not occur to them to consider what...
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    Also important here: Most major sites depend on multiple hosts and hosting services, such as Amazon. Pieces of our site...
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    guys were wondering what we’re doing here.
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    Aaaaaaaaaaaand this is one reason why printed media is still important.
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    offline—temporarily. Per buzzfeed:...Twitter, or on Facebook.
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