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Wiped Out Data Centers In New York Shut Down Gawker, HuffPo

The Huffington Post, Gawker, BuzzFeed, and Gizmodo have experienced outages after their data centers were shut down due to flood waters and power outages in New York.

Media companies that use data hosting from Internap, Peer 1 and Datagram, which are located in lower Manhattan were affected. Data Center Knowledge has the story: “Flooding from Hurricane Sandy has hobbled two data center buildings in Lower Manhattan, taking out diesel fuel pumps used to refuel generators.A third building at 121 Varick is also reported to be without power. There were also reports of outages for some tenants at a major data hub at 111 8th Avenue, and many other New York area facilities were running on generator power amid widespread utility outages.”

Gawker chief Nick Denton tweeted: “Gawker sites down after power cut off at Datagram, our data center down on Whitehall St. Backup power didn’t kick in fast enough.” Gawker and Gizmodo which is part of Gawker Media, remain down, while Huffington Post and BuzzFeed are back up.

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