In order to carry out routine maintenance, the annual electrical power shutdown of DVLAs ‘primary’ data centre at Longview Road, Morriston, Swansea, will be undertaken on Sunday 8 July 2018.

This is the data centre that hosts ‘primary’ arrangements for a number of AFRL customers. This work will take place between 6am and 6pm, outside of core AFRL service hours.

Although the data centre will be powered by generators during the exercise, we do recommend that you advise your relevant support teams of this work as it is possible that your automated alerts will identify an incident. However, as this is a controlled exercise it should not be necessary to raise a call to the DVLA Service Desk (0300 300 1498) to report an alert.

I trust this information is of use to you. If you have any further queries, please contact the AFRL Helpdesk on 0300 123 1345, or email afrl@dvla.gsi.gov.uk.