To this technology pro the consequences of a massive storm are obvious. Understand, I am now going to speak out of both sides of my mouth.
On the one hand we never can have enough Disaster Recovery or Business Continuity contingency and preparedness. On the other, how much is enough. The measure always seems to be balancing the cost against the risk – or time without service. In this case, whether people cant get email or facebook for a few days may not be worth the additional expense for power redundancy among cell towers.
Time will tell, obviously. But in the case of October’s hurricane Sandy, the importance is in protecting lives, not fluff. (Please use the search bar above for “fluff” to get a more complete description of cloud fluff – thanks) or take a look at this post:
Thanks to Jordan Crook and Tech Crunch