Major Site Upgrade/Outage Evening of May 10th

 |  May 7th 2007  |   0 Contributions


Woof and meow everyone!

Important News: the sites are going to be completely unavailable Thursday May 11th between midnight -3am EST (May 10th between 9pm-midnight Pacific time) so we can move to our new state-of-the-art server data center.

The very good news is that we have replicated our entire server architecture onto brand new bigger, faster and better networked servers. This means faster, more reliable site surfing for you, even though our site usage is consistently growing at a rapid pace.

The catch is that changing data centers of a live website is akin to transferring all the contents of one fast moving 18 wheeler to another. We’ll be able to do most all of the changes while the site is still on the day of the 10th, but we’ll have to take the sites offline late Thursday night, early Friday morning. Once the sites are live again, we’ll be testing into the wee hours (and through sunrise if needed) to make sure everything is perfect. There is a chance during that period you’ll encounter site slowness or non-responsive. We have 27 productions servers working in deep coordination somethings you just can’t test until they are working under heavy worldwide usage. So if the site seems odd, know that it just needs some fine tuning, and we’re on it. If the problem remains please contact us (we’ll set up a forum for fast notifications)

We’re so sorry this requires any downtime at all, but rest assured this will be a major improvement and the single biggest server upgrade we have ever undertaken! More updates will come as we get closer

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