Friday 6th January 2017

ToR Network Switch management board upgrades, scheduled 2 years ago

Planned maintenance, 08/01/2017 between 02:30-06:00 UK time.

We will be performing maintenance on all Top of Rack network switches in UK Maidenhead cloud. We will remove the old management boards and replace with new, faster and lower power 'Braswell' boards. No loss of service is expected due to our redundant network configuration, however some loss of throughput may occur as public and private VLANs are routed over the same interfaces temporarily.

Once completed, the upgrade will allow faster throughput of routed traffic, two times CPU power/overhead, and dynamically adaptive bond coupling of uplinks to private and public VLANs dependent on actual load to improve the total throughput of each.