The year is closing, so we
thought this might be a good time to give you all an update from our end on
the state of our farm as we want to share some good news with you
In case you haven't took use of our latest sale (30% discount
off everything), then you only have 24 hours remaining to get this (coupon
) don't forget it! ;)
During our last sale (Black
Friday) things went a little crazy, causing more people to sign up than we
expected. This caused the service to get a little buggy due to the big
amount of customers active on it. We're sorry for the impact this had on
you guy's and we've worked hard the last month to do better.
the last week we've added multiple frontend servers to increase our
capacity for all your news reading requests. Added an extra caching-cluster
that will serve all populair articles and lower the load on our storage
cluster. This is working really good as we see huge spikes in traffic on
As for the storage we've ordered another 1PB of
(thats 1080TB or 1105920GB!!). Delivery is scheduled for
next week and we are going to do our best to bring it up and running before
next weekend. With all those new disks we get a lot of extra capacity on
our storage cluster.
Because we hear more customers mentioning
they have speed issues with us we did some expensive investments on quality
routers and we're investing some money to add a new transit provider for
some quality and diversity to our network in the 2nd week of next year. We
are really looking forward to this as we're hoping this can dramatically
improve the networking speed.
We wish you a happy new year and
hope to see you guy's back next year when all these improvements should
come your way.
Again thank you for your support!