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Upcoming maintenance 11/10/2020

Update: Upcoming Maintenance 11/10/2020

By Chris Allen / October 5, 2020 / 0 Comments

Upcoming Maintenance 11/10/2020 Always Something to Improve. This Sunday we have some upcoming maintenance that needs to take place. We are needing to upgrade some sections of our core switch network which we will carry out on Sunday morning at 6 am. This update could cause a Switch Stack to reload […]

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Core Spanning Tree Update

By Stuart Stones / February 6, 2019 / 0 Comments

Just a quick update about the core spanning tree –  – 06/02/2019 As communicated out to customers last week via email, we’re doing some Spanning Tree updates within the core network of the Sheffield Data Centre this morning starting at 06:00, with a planned finish before 06:50. Work will involve […]

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Cloud Storage Upgrade – progress

By Stuart Stones / January 8, 2019 / 0 Comments

Cloud Storage Upgrade – Progress: January 8th. We’re well into our cloud storage upgrade started just before Christmas. Upgrading all Ceph storage servers and Proxmox compute nodes to 40Gbit InfiniBand, and adding extra replication storage pools. Virtual Machines on the new storage are already performing better than the last generation […]

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Cloud storage upgrade works

By Stuart Stones / December 14, 2018 / 0 Comments

16/12/2018 – Cloud Storage Upgrade We’re doing a cloud storage upgrade on our Ceph cloud storage cluster this Sunday night, 16h December, starting at 22:00. The works involve installing InfiniBand cards into our existing storage servers and doing some software upgrades. Due to the distributed nature of Ceph storage and […]

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Updates at HA – Moving SAN

By Chris Allen / November 27, 2018 / Comments Off on Updates at HA – Moving SAN

Bit of a Change Around Last week at HA Hosting we were busy moving SAN (Storage Area Network) around in preparation for a bigger push in our Online Backup services. Originally this SAN was used for cloud server storage and were what the cloud servers data was kept. However, they […]

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Exchange 2010 end of life

By Stuart Stones / November 24, 2018 / 0 Comments

​As of today (24/11/2018) our aging Exchange 2010 platform is being shut down.
All mailboxes on Exchange 2010 are being migrated to our Exchange 2016

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