Many of you are aware of the OpenSRS Status Dashboard. It’s our primary communications channel to tell you about upcoming maintenances and report (in realtime) any issues affecting our services.
For those of you not familiar, you should really check it out. Go ahead, we’ll wait.
There was just one thing that bothered us about the dashboard: we hosted it on our own infrastructure, using our own DNS. So while everything generally chugged along without issue, there have been a couple of instances where issues with certain parts of our infrastructure would take the dashboard offline.
For example a network event within a data centre, a problem with our DNS infrastructure, or even a failure to email would mean this dashboard might become unavailable, or cut off communications during the times when we most need to let you know what’s up.
Here’s a quick rundown of the main changes to your new dashboard:
- A new domain name has been registered (opensrsstatus.com) that uses independent DNS services for resolution.
- The webservers, data centre and all related network infrastructure is out-of-band and no components or services rely on our infrastructure.
- More update options! In addition to the dashboard view, updates can be received via email, RSS and Twitter (via @OpenSRSStatus)
Since we launched the integrated Status Dashboard a few years ago, it’s become an integral tool for us to communicate with you during important events and we’re really excited about these changes.
Please take a moment to update your bookmarks to reflect the new domain name. We currently have a redirect in place so that status.opensrs.com will bring you to opensrsstatus.com, but if you don’t update your bookmarks, you could find yourself without status updates when you need them most.
Now, for the last time, go update your bookmarks! You’ll be glad you did. :)