Harvest down, DropBox slowed.
A severe tropical storm in the US has cut electricity supply to data centres in New York City and other areas on the east coast that ran cloud apps, taking them temporarily offline.
Popular time management application Harvest sent an email to Australian customers noting that Harvest had been taken offline for all customers.
“At about 11:35pm EDT on Oct 29th, Harvest went offline for all customers. Due to the severe flood conditions and power outages caused by Hurricane Sandy, our primary datacenter in New York City has gone offline,” the email said.
“Please rest assured that all customer data is safe and securely backed up. We are now working hard to restore our service as quickly as we can.”
Harvest was maintaining contact with customers through Twitter (@harvest) and its status page.
Hurricane Sandy was recently upgraded from a once in 50 years to once in 100 year event.