Our engineers have recently completed a thorough review of our network architecture. As a result, we’ve identified actions we can take to increase network resiliency, provide greater flexibility in services, and implement the hardware / software upgrades necessary to support the community’s expansion and traffic growth. Over the next few weeks, we will be putting these plans into action.
In particular, we expect the following changes to occur:
- The rescheduled addition of extra 10Gb/s capacity to the Auckland switch
- Software upgrades across all network equipment
- Replacement of core routers for enhanced stability, functionality, vendor support and reduced operational costs overheads
- Architectural changes to an MPLS-based core infrastructure for increased resiliency to failures and better traffic engineering
- Introduction of a new link between Avalon and Christchurch for improved resiliency across Cook Strait
Some of these upgrades will cause short outages or disrupt traffic flowing across the network. While these interruptions can not be avoided, we will work with you to mitigate the impact of these outages as much as possible. So that you can plan accordingly, REANNZ will provide specific outage notifications once the exact dates and impacts of each change are finalised, we publish this information via our “noc” mailing list, on our website and on the REANNZ Event calendar.
We are excited by the enhanced level of service these changes will provide for members, and we appreciate your understanding while these improvements are made. If you have any comments or concerns, please contact us at email@example.com.