UPDATE 01:34 Wednesday 21st December
The network maintenance has now been completed. We have re-arranged the core network, upgraded software across the board and installed the first stage of new equipment to replace the failed equipment from last months outage.
Our systems have notified us that our core switches are operating at too high a temperature.
As a result we will be moving the switches tonight, after midnight, and expect that there could be up to 10 minutes of downtime, though we will seek to minimise disruption as much as possible.
Hopefully this planned action will not cause significant inconvenience, and is certainly more desirable than being plunged in to an unplanned outage through hardware failure.
All email will be kept and held br StriKe and delivered when the network comes back up.
Thank you for your patience and understanding.