What: We will be upgrading the core network switches at our Melbourne Enterprise Cloud Zone to enhance the functionality, stability, maintainability and performance for all customer services.
The upgrade involves deployment of Brocade's industry leading low-latency VDX series Ethernet switches. Brocade VDX switches feature Brocade's self-healing Ethernet fabric technology known as VCS (http://www.brocade.com/en/possibilities/technology/data-center-fabrics.html
Brocade VDX switches also feature advanced Software Defined Networking (SDN) capabilities. Information on Brocade VDX, VCS and SDN can be found at http://www.brocade.com/products/all/switches/
Why: This maintenance is being undertaken to improve the resiliency, performance and serviceability of our Melbourne Enterprise Cloud Zone.
When: Saturday April 16th 2016, 10pm - 2am AEST
Impact: Network connectivity will be disrupted at various times throughout the maintenance window. Whilst we will be carefully 'cutting across' network devices we cannot guarantee that network connectivity, including storage network connectivity will not be interrupted. Therefore, we recommend that customers shut down their VM instances during the maintenance window to avoid potential IO timeouts and errors.
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