Planned Maintenance at UK Data Centre 1st-2nd February 2012

The UK data centre we use have informed us of planned maintenance occurring overnight starting at 9pm on 1st February 2012.

If you are an existing customer, please review the information below and if you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Maintenance window:
Start: Wednesday 1st February 2012 – 21:00 GMT
End: Thursday 2nd February 2012 – 03:00 GMT

You can use the timeanddate.com website to convert this time to your timezone.

Description:
Upgrade of routing within UK data centre (Smartbunker) core network.

Outage risk:
Several short outages could occur during the maintenance window as routing updates.

Reason for work:
To increase resilient backhaul network speed and decommission end of life legacy equipment. To simplify and future proof Internet connectivity at Smartbunker.

In a later maintenance window (within the next 6 to 8 weeks) a second gigabit fibre will be brought live, further enhancing redundancy and resilience in the core network Internet connectivity and completing the process.

Updates:
2nd February 2012 00:10
All is looking very well. Initial testing is showing we’re more than six times faster sending out than was possible yesterday and server monitoring is showing 100% uptime.

3rd February 2012
Confirmation received from the data centre that the whole process went smoothly and completely as planned. The old BT equipment that let them down so badly recently has now been powered off completely forever.

Fantastic job by the UK data centre and I’m sure, a sign of things to come; plans are on track to install another gigabit line around the end of March.

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