It turns out that the domain name registration for colemanlemieux.com, one of our clients, was handled through DirectNIC, a New Orleans-based company. Doc Searls interviews Sigmund Solares, CEO of DirectNIC, about how they went through Hurricane Katrina with no downtime. It’s a great interview, and well worth listening to if you’re responsible for disaster response planning for a data center.
The wonderful irony is that, right in the middle of the hurricane, I had to made a DNS server change. I had no idea DirectNIC was in New Orleans, and blithely made the change unaware of the technical miracles that were holding the infrastructure I was using to do so together.