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Showing posts from July, 2013

Wellington Earthquakes #EQNZ

This is just a network announcement regarding the Wellington Earthquakes, and the large Earthquake that struck on Sunday afternoon. These Earthquakes have caused no problems for us. Although our head office is located in the Wellington region, and we certainly felt the earthquakes, it has caused no damage in our office or surrounding area. The hosting infrastructure where most of our clients websites are hosted, is in professional datacentres in Auckland, well away from both Wellington and Christchurch. So clients can be  assured that websites will not be affected by these earthquakes. As you maybe aware, the Wellington CBD is closed tommorrow, Monday, due to some damage to buildings in the Wellington CBD. However because our office isn't in the CBD, this will not affect us, so it is business as usual for us.

DDoS Attack July 15th 2013

For clients hosted in our Auckland datacentre, you may have noticed yesterday that there was a significant network degradation from 3:45pm until 4:55pm, causing most services to be unreachable. Whilst our upstream providers are still investigating the issue at this stage it appears one of the platforms at the datacentre was attacked by a significant DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attack. This saturated the border routers, making this network inaccessible, affecting other providers too. Service was restored just before 5pm as our providers mitigated the attack, however customers may have noticed another brief outage at 5:50 as they worked on our border routers. We sincerely apologise for any disruption caused by this DDoS attack. Whilst our providers still working through analysing this attack, please rest assured that they will be taking steps to enhance our ability to mitigate such events more quickly in the future.