Hurricane Rita and FeedDigest

FeedDigest's servers are located in Houston, TX, which may be hit by Hurricane Rita on Saturday morning Central Daylight Time. The storm has shifted to the east somewhat, but staff have been evacuated none-the-less, with the data center being staffed by a large group of brave volunteers. Not being directly on the sea, there shouldn't be any real issues with flooding, but we wanted to get a note up here just in case! Frequent backups will continue to be taken, in case the unlikely happens and we have to switch data centers rapidly. Our architecture is robust enough to be up and running again anywhere in the world within hours, but not so robust that we have an instant switchover plan in case of data center catastrophe just yet (that's for the big budget companies only for now).

Those who are feeling adventurous might like to check out our beta local feed proxy and cache system, so that if FeedDigest fails, your digests still keep on coming. It is VERY BETA at the moment, however, but feel free to report any issues or conclusions in that thread. Thanks!

One Comment

  1. I didn’t realise this was the case, and you guys were doing business with me in such a civil fashion, with a hurricane bearing down on your servers! Amazing customer service. I wish everyone all the very best, and thanks.

    Posted September 23, 2005 at 3:27 am | Permalink