Hello TCH Family,
Just a brief notice about continued infrastructure upgrades here at TCH:
We will be upgrading our Intrusion Detection System (IDS) hardware on Friday 1/27/2012. This hardware is dedicated to behind the scenes work that reviews all inbound traffic to our entire server farm and helps us sanitize bad or unwanted traffic to our servers. As our network traffic increases, so has the requirements of the IDS system, this is why we are upgrading the hardware. We do not anticipate any network downtime during this upgradation to our IDS hardware. This is simply a notice of our continued improvements to the services we provide to our clients.
In addition, on 1/27/2012 we will be performing upgrades to our private network switching hardware. This will be a multi-step process and will take us several maintenance windows to complete. If your servers are relying on our private network, you should receive an email from us with the maintenance window for your servers. In this process we will be replacing each distribution switch with new units. These new switches will feature the same 1Gbps server to switch speed but will feature a 10Gbps switch to switch speed. We will also be upgrading our backup server’s network interfaces to 10gbps.
There are many more improvements coming, but the above are the issues we have on the planning board for this week.
Today is a great day to be a TCH GURU!