US Instances Unavailable (12th Feb 2012 06:00 GMT\12:00 CST)
Due to networking issues at one of our data centres in the USA, currently the services to our North America customers are unavailable. We are in contact with the data centre and monitoring the issue, if a swift resolution is not forthcoming then we will perform the migration of these instances to our secondary US data center.
In the meantime our effected customers will receive regular updates via email and can contact the Cloud Support team who will be happy to answer any further questions
Update 09:30GMT – All Services have now been restored and a full explanation will be posted once a incident review has been completed.
Update 14:00 GMT – Following a review of this morning’s issue, it has been confirmed that the root cause of the issue was that both the transport fibres into our data centre underwent maintenance at the same time. Upon further investigation, it appears that over the course of time they were re-routed through 1 point of failure. Our data centre is taking immediate steps to rectify this and ensure that there is always 2 separate fibres into the data centre to ensure resilience.