I is alwyas interesting to see who is prepared and who is not, and ofcourse the big names came out on top (Google, Apple and Rackspace). While some of the others as you mentioned wre ready but just not ready for everything she had. Google really did a number having maps and emergency service information ready was huge. They now want ot make it mandatory for cell phone providers to have service even when therei s no power and after a storm like Sandy. This is a great idea but so if you get service but have a dead phone how much good is that going to do. Or what if you have a generator and service but the people you are trying ot contact does not. This is nice but untill the country as a while can have power that does not waiver and cell service that doesnt either it does not make a lot of sense to demand that we have cell service. I mean granted I would like it to happen as well I know when Ike took out parts of Texas above Houston my family and myself had no power for three weeks but had a generator. Which means no phones but we did not depend on them like we do today either. It will be intersting to see in the future to see if all these companies made these changes and can stand up to a storm like Sandy in the future and how the cloud will have evolved.
the Internet appeared to weather (no pun intended) Sandy much better than the microburst in Virginia a few months before, which took out a *lot* of sites. I guess that ended up being a useful trial run.
Well, it's kind of more important than that. So many services and communications depend on the Internet now. During the previous hurricane (Irene?), public and news sites in New York were constantly crashed by the volume of traffic. Didn't seem to happen this time.
And it's not like the universe revolves around New York. New York just happens to be at the center of it. :)
Funny thing about the Internet, Kim. It was (aprocryphally) designed to survive nuclear war, so why is anybody surprised that it survived a little bad weather? I mean, really, it's not like the Universe revolves around New York or anything. Buncha sissies, whining about the weather. Geez, that upsets me so much, I'm going to go down and sit on the beach here in southern California, and think up new ways to mock those Down East. Seriously, it's terrible that folks have been out of water and electricity for what's coming up on a couple of weeks now, so the idea that the Internet is doing just nicely, thanks, is almost funny. But it's what we do, and who we are, and we can't help a little quiet pride at being able to (wait for it) weather a storm or two. Perhaps we can put the electrical grid into the cloud, and that will help get people through this disaster a little more easily. At this point, I'm certain they'll try anything.
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