Situation update 06/10/2011 17:40:
The VLE is still exhibiting persistant performance issues.
Users will see this manifest as slow response time and/or page delivery problems.
We continue to liaise with our vendor at the highest level and can assure all users that everything possible is being done to restore service. Investigations are still focusing on a specific database issue.
Note: Users can still use the system but may experience reductions in speed.
The third party building blocks and resources tab which were disabled earlier today have been re-enabled.