As Hurricane Florence continues its journey to the mainland, we at WatServ are actively monitoring our customers cloud environments and are prepared to respond if something arises.
Statement posted by Microsoft on September 12, 2018.
Our datacenters (US East, US East 2, and US Gov Virginia) have been reviewed internally and externally to ensure that we are prepared for this weather event. Our onsite teams are prepared to switch to generators if utility power is unavailable or unreliable. All our emergency operating procedures have been reviewed by our team members across the datacenters, and we are ensuring that our personnel have all necessary supplies throughout the event.
As a best practice, all customers should consider their disaster recovery plans and all mission-critical applications should be taking advantage of geo-replication.
Rest assured that Microsoft is focused on the readiness and safety of our teams, as well as our customers’ business interests that rely on our datacenters.
If there is any change to the situation, we will keep customers informed of Microsoft’s actions through this announcement.
For guidance on Disaster Recovery best practices see references below: