As you may know, EU governments recently implemented lockdown measures across many countries, including France, UK and Germany.
As a result, we’re anticipating a surge in the use of Shadow, similar to the first confinement in March.
We plan to use our learnings from this initial lockdown to mitigate risk, and continually monitor everything closely to ensure your experience on Shadow is not compromised.
Just this past weekend, we already saw the impacts of confinement on our Gravelines (France) datacenter. In the Paris datacenter, our servers reached maximum capacity, so we were forced to delay planned activations.
We’ve also taken proactive actions to slow down activations in the Paris and Amsterdam datacenters to avoid server overload and impact to your experience.
As a reminder, Shadow uses a pooled resource system. Please follow these best practices so that everyone can maintain a good experience:
Limit the allocated bandwidth of your Shadow to an acceptable amount
Only turn on your Shadow when you actually use it
Turn off your Shadow when you are not using it anymore
For more information:
Follow the real-time status of all datacenters - https://status.shadow.tech/
Keep up to date with the latest activation news - https://shdw.me/activation_updates
Thank you for your understanding!