Hardware and Software Upgrades on Tuesday, 31 July from 0400 to 1200 GMT and Thursday, 2 August

On Tuesday, 31 July, Tranquility will experience an extended downtime period from 0400 through 1200 GMT. During this time, we will upgrade our database to Microsoft SQL Server 2005 Enterprise Edition Service Pack 2. At the same time, we will replace all of our database hardware.

On Thursday, 2 August, we will expand our solid state storage to 256 GB by adding another RAMSAN unit. This upgrade will not require any additional downtime.

Discussion concerning this announcement may be found in this forum thread.

As with any extended downtime, we recommend training a skill with a long learning time.