Upcoming USA1 datacenter migration

What is happening?

Over the coming weeks we will be migrating customers hosted out of our usa1 (Chicago) datacenter to a new datacenter facility which is also located in Chicago approx 2 miles away.

Why?

The new facility offers us higher power availability, better connectivity and more redundancy. We are also taking this opportunity to complete the roll-out of improved firewall and encryption subsystems on our virtualization hypervisors to further improve our cyber security defenses.

What is the impact?

Affected customer VMs will be migrated one by one to new hardware running in the new datacenter. Both facilities are connected by a VLAN which will facilitate seamless transition of IP traffic. No IP renumbering or other changes will be required. Once migration is complete you can expect lower latency, faster performance and better security.

Migration will require a brief disruption while we sync changed data and reboot VMs on new hardware. We will schedule migrations with affected customers individually at the most convenient time slots.

Questions?

Please contact support@anu.net if you have any questions about this migration.

Anu votes to support Nominet Public Benefit Initiative

Anu have been a member of Nominet, the registrar for .uk domain name registrations, for longer than I can remember (the oldest domain in our account dates from 1994!). We have witnessed the rapid development of the domain name industry since the early days of the Internet. During this time a lot has changed at Nominet, and we’re just not convinced all of the recent changes are for the better.

I would like to thank Mr. Simon Blackler for giving a voice to dissatisfied Nominet members and organising a campaign to force an extraordinary general meeting, with a view to reorganising the board and refocusing Nominet on their core purpose.

That’s why we are backing the PublicBenefit.uk campaign and will be voting YES at the EGM on Monday 22 March.

[Resolved] Partial disruption at ams1 datacenter

Update 16:20 CET: service is now fully restored. An investigation and root cause analysis will follow in due course.

Update 16:00 CET: we have implemented workarounds for a number of affected sites. Please contact support@anu.net if you are still experiencing connection errors.

As of 15:30 CET we are investigating a partial outage at our Amsterdam 1 datacenter. Updates to follow as soon as we know more.