TELECOM Digest OnLine - Sorted: Hurricane Wilma Verio Outage Affects E-Commerce in California

Hurricane Wilma Verio Outage Affects E-Commerce in California
24 Oct 2005 23:12:47 -0700

There are some California business web sites hosted by Verio, and
these web sites are down, because Verio did not protect adequately
against catastrophic failures.


NOTE: Service to customers of Verio, Inc., located in Boca Raton,
Florida was interrupted Monday morning (Oct. 24) when commercial power
failed in Boca Raton and Verio's emergency backup generators failed to
start. Verio is a major provider of web services to customers ranging
from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses in the U.S. and four

chuck wrote to n3td3v:

> I just spoke to a gentleman in Verio's Dallas, TX office. He said that
> the Boca Raton (sp) FL site was being hit by Wilma. He said that all
> power was out and that the building that holds Verio's auxillary power
> generator has had a roof collapse. For safety and access reasons, they
> are waiting for the storm to subside before powering up their other
> generator options. He also said that, to his knowledge, the building
> that holds the storage/servers does not seem to be affected.

Hurricane Wilma rips through Florida, 6 killed in Florida; 6,000,000
residents without power, phones.

October 24, 2005 4:43 P.M. PDT

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. - Hurricane Wilma knifed through Florida with
winds up to 125 mph Monday, shattering windows in skyscrapers, peeling
away roofs and knocking out power to 6 million people, with still a
month left to go in the busiest Atlantic storm season on record At
least six deaths were blamed on the hurricane in Florida, bringing the
toll from the storm's march through the tropics to 25.

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