Friday 8 March 2013

Scheduled network maintenance

I just received this notification from our hosting company regarding the network upgrades and some scheduled maintenance taking place tomorrow:

Hello everyone,

Just a quick note to let you all know that starting at around 4:30PM tomorrow (09/03/2013) we will be conducting some network maintenance so you may experience downtime of up to 5 minutes and the maintenance should be complete by 5:30PM.

During the maintenance period tomorrow we will be doing the following:-
+ Installing new 48 port gigabit switches into all 3 of our racks
+ Installing another uplink to all 3 racks to double our uplink capacity from 1Gbps to 2Gbps for each rack
+ Configuring some new security settings to aid stability in the occurrence of a denial of service attack

After all these upgrades are complete we should have a much more stable network with a lot less downtime because of disruptions from DoS / DDoS attacks.

We would just like to thank each and every one of you for staying patient whilst we've been planning and rolling out these upgrades.

Kind Regards,
Nitrous Networks Ltd.