On Friday the 26th November between 00:30 and 05:30 upgrades of the platform will be made which will cause service downtime. The downtime for each individual VM can vary depending on configuration. During the maintenance window upgrades of both hardware and software will be done to increase stability and performance.
The Storage system will be upgraded to remedy the performance problems experienced lately until we have concluded the next step where we increase the number of storage nodes. We will also upgrade the platform itself which will introduce virtio for disk access which also results in increases in performance. The upgrade will also apply a number of generic bug fixes and enhancements.
We are sorry about the inconvenience this will cause you, but it’s a necessary step to ensure the quality of the service and a step on the way to remove the beta stamp.