(The Hosting News) – Sandy, the superstorm that made its way across the eastern U.S. coast earlier this week, caused unprecedented damage in areas not particularly used to hurricane-like weather. Tech services have taken a notable hit with the FCC reporting earlier that 25% of cell towers had been knocked offline.
Now companies are moving to restore service with top mobile giant and ISP Verizon reporting on Tuesday that it had begun to once again become operational in the New Jersey area.
Despite making much progress, Verizon Consumer and Mass Business Division president Bob Mudge warned it could take quite awhile to get everything fully back up. “Although we will be working with all available resources to restore service for our customers, some pockets of damage are extensive and could take up to a week or more to fully restore,” he stated.
“Some restorals will require physical rebuilding of our facilities, and others will require the return of commercial power,” Mudge continued.
The superstorm notably flooded a number of tech facilities including hosting and data center operators. Even Verizon showed the extent of the damage at his headquarters in Manhattan, displaying a picture of the flood damage in its press release.
On Thursday, a report from Data Center Knowledge highlighted the aftermath data center providers were dealing with. Colocation company Internap was finally ably to resume power via its Broad Street data center while Peer 1 added diesel fuel to help restore its respective services.
Company Datagram had faced some of the most notable damage with high profile websites including Gawker, the Huffington Post and BuzzFeed all previously facing downtime due to the storm’s effect on a New York data center. However, on Thursday, the company had made some progress.
“There is only a small amount of water in the basement. Electricians have been testing equipment, there is another company doing damage assessments of the basement as well. There were some plumbing issues that were resolved during the night. We are as eager as everyone else to get some updated information,” Datagram stated via its website. The company did note that infrastructure wasn’t harmed – relatively good news considering the storm’s devastation effect..
Meanwhile, it could take a decent amount of time before all companies resume completely normal operations.