We received the following announcement from Periscope concerning an outage this coming weekend:
We have been advised that Rackspace will be performing patches to our Windows servers on Friday 7/14. This impacts all Periscope-hosted environments(Production, Test, and Training) since the database servers are all on Windows operating systems.
It will be necessary for Periscope to stop all BuySpeed applications (both production and non-production environments) as part of the maintenance. Rackspace is estimating that the patching will be complete by 11:00 pm Central, although it’s likely they’ll complete sooner than this. Once the patching is complete Periscope will start the Buyspeed applications again.
Please advise your users that the environments will be down until Saturday morning with the possibility of intermittent interruptions through Sunday.
We apologize for the inconvenience while these necessary security patches are applied by our hosting provider.