This Sunday we will be making infrastructure upgrades that require us to pause all site operations for the duration of the upgrade. The procedure will begin Sunday at 15:00 UTC (8:00 PST, 11:00 EST, 23:00 HKT) and will take between one and two hours.
The main objective of this upgrade is to replace our current caching layer and queuing service to improve robustness and scalability.
We realize it is not ideal to have to go offline to make these upgrades. Fortunately, after this upgrade we will have the ability to make these future changes with zero-downtime. Thank you for being patient while we make these much needed upgrades.
We also have some exciting new features to reveal very soon. Are you interested in beta testing our latest features before they are released? If so, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Throughout the upgrade we will be keeping everyone up-to-date via twitter.com/bitfinex.