Ignorantium
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From the article:
Gizmodo said: 'We'll be back soon! There was a data center battery failure after the power went down in Lower Manhattan. Generators powering up.

If, like me, you thought redundancy meant redundancy and back-up meant "when other things fail" (and both phrases ensured against big bad events), well, think again.

 The comments are well worth reading too. From one:
The reality is that there are very, very few things that people can't go without for a couple of days, and even fewer that they are willing to pay the vast amount of money it costs to build true redundancy.

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NYC data centers hit by Hurricane Sandy
As Hurricane Sandy delivers a glancing blow to New York City, the power company pulls the plug on parts of lower Manhattan, and some Web sites without redundant servers go down. Read this article by D…

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