Canadian Data Centre Brags on Twitter Right Before Superstorm Sandy Takes it Down

by Knowlton Thomas

Call it karma.

Two data centres housed in one New York building were shut down by flooding today. Not before they could each brag about their respective invincibility on Twitter, however.

Peer 1, which is based in Vancouver, boldly tweeted that "Storm Sandy highlights value of storage," adding a link to its site. Customers weren't impressed. But anger turned to irony when the company's New York data centre went lights out, reports Julie Bort over at Business Insider.

Meanwhile, Internap took a jab at Amazon Web Services, suggesting that AWS could be taken down by Sandy. Instead, Internap was taken down by the East Coast hurricane.

Both companies quickly removed their tweets after shutting down.

PEER 1 Hosting
Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada

PEER 1 Hosting, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Cogeco Cable Inc. (TSX: CCA), is one of the world's leading web hosting providers, specialising in Managed Hosting, Dedicated Servers, Colocation and Cloud Services. Based in Vancouver, Canada, with European operations headquartered in Southampton, UK, the company has been serving commercial customer needs since 1999. PEER 1 Hosting is built on two... more

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Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton Thomas

Knowlton is the managing editor of Techvibes and author of Tempest Bound. Based in Vancouver, Knowlton has been published in national publications and has also appeared on television and radio. Previously he was an editor for New Westminster weekly The Other Press and served on its board of directors. When not working, Knowlton enjoys hiking, tennis, and martial arts. more

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