Curious about what'll happen to servers hosted in Miami or Latin America's communications?
We all know Hurricane Irma is set to hit Miami, Florida, as a category 5. This article was published http://www.datacenterknowledge.com/manage/irma-heads-florida-one-miami-data-center-especially-critical and has some pretty interesting information, such as how Equinix's Miami DC, which is also a carrier hub for the undersea fiber optic cables that link Latin America to the US, is preparing by having the data center staff stay inside for an extended period of time in the buildings throughout the duration of the storm to ensure operational continuity, with food, water, cots, etc. The buildings themselves, as with hospitals, nuclear power plants, etc in that area are designed to withstand Category 5 hurricane winds and stand 32 feet above sea level, so any damage to the infrastructure inside the buildings is probably unlikely. So we know the building(s) themselves are designed to be safe, but we aren't sure if the actual fiber optic cables that run off the coast (in that area) will be affected. If they are, BGP and stuff is set up to be redundant so the connections will take the next available route, if any exists, which in most cases one would.
It also appears Vultr's Miami VMs, which are housed in Equinix Miami, are also all sold out, or Vultr stopped provisioning in that location for fear of an outage.
I assume there won't be any major impact on services located in those areas or those undersea cables, but I guess we'll see