10/26/2012 Updated 07:10pm : Hill Center Data Center Preparations for Hurricane Sandy
Hill Center Machine Room Occupants and Interested Parties,
Please see the information below regarding Hill Center Data Center preparations for the impending storm due early next week.
If you have not already done so, you may subscribe to the hill_data_center_updates Mailman mailing list with a reliable, external email address. In the unlikely event of a full outage of the data center, we will be using that for communicating status.
Here is a link for how to subscribe: http://andromeda.rutgers.edu/mailman/listinfo/hill_data_center_updates
The Hill Center diesel generator is fueled and ready to go. Based on the current building load of 750 kW, that should provide between 16 & 18 hours of generator run-time between refueling with about an hour of battery backup time should we exhaust our supply before we've had a chance to refuel.
We have procedures in place to arrange for refueling from either our primary or backup provider. This does not guarantee, however, that we will be able to get fuel when needed if roads are impassable or otherwise shutdown.
In the event we cannot get fuel, we will target non-business critical services and infrastructure
To minimize the risk of flooding in the facility, storm drains on the mall area and loading dock and