A maintenance window has been scheduled tonight on October 17th between 2:00 AM EDT (-0400 GMT) and 2:05 AM EDT. During this time the uplink switch will be powercycled. There have been sporadic issues with abnormally high pings on the uplink port (greater than 100 ms), which we are working on resolving. The window will last no longer than 5 minutes and will briefly affect connectivity to all servers.
10/18 Update: Visited the data center today to further troubleshoot the high latency problems from yesterday. Traffic was temporarily blocked off for 5 minutes around 4 PM EDT (no exact time is available). Latency returned to within tolerance levels (10 – 25 ms) after changing out the patch panel plug.