We plan on working with Gracenote (formerly Tribune Media Services) to test our new DataDirect "drop in replacement" server.
Soon, half of the DataDirect requests will be sent to our new server, the other half to the old ones. The idea is for folks who will fail 100% of the time on Nov 1, fail 50% now and we'll have time to fix the problems.
If you do experience a problem, please let us know.
There is a discussion thread in the forum HERE.