(The Hosting News) – Several top online sites were knocked offline early Tuesday after super storm Sandy wreaked havoc on eastern U.S. coastal regions.
At blame was flooding impacting a New York data center operated by hosting provided Datagram.
According to a report from Data Center Knowledge, Datagram customers including Gawker, Buzzfeed, Gizmodo and Mediate were all impacted by the storm.
“We are continuing to battle flooding and fiber outages in downtown New York and Connecticut,” commented the colocation provider via a notice appearing on the homepage of its website.
The company’s latest post indicated that while the facility was still flooded, Datagram would eventually switch to generator power.
Databank wasn’t the only provider impacted in the area. Data Center Knowledge’s report also indicated that others including Peer 1 and Internap were also hit by flood waters. Sandy has caused widespread power outages and sixteen deaths, CNN reported.