Upcoming Closure of Xen Project Colo Facility

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2024-07-11 07:00:07

We regret to inform you that the Xen Project is currently experiencing unexpected changes due to the sudden shutdown of our colocated (colo) data center facility by Synoptek. This incident is beyond our control and will impact the continuity of OSSTest (the gating Xen Project CI loop), which we heavily rely on as a project. We understand the inconvenience this may cause to our users and stakeholders, and we are working diligently to consider different solutions as swiftly as possible.

We received a notification from our colo facility provider Synoptek indicating the shutdown of their services in Marlborough, where our current facility is located. As a result, the OSSTest instance hosted at this facility will likely be disrupted with an anticipated shutdown date of October 31st, 2024.

The potential consequence of this shutdown may mean availability of OSSTest will be impacted, therefore affecting the number of bugs being caught. Contributors may experience quality issues with code, or face slower response times as our technical community spends more time resolving issues. We are aware of the critical nature of the services we provide and the significant impact this downtime may have.

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