Major Media ISP Goes Down

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.

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

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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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    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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