Site Performance To Increase

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Site Performance To Increase

Postby Phade » Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:38 pm

Hey All,

Have you noticed that the storage servers, Nago and Kero, are getting kinda slow during the day? You’re not the only one.

It seems that our 100Mbps connection to the internet is being maxed out 12-14 hours out of the day. Max-out usually starts around noon local (Eastern) time and doesn’t let up until around 2am (thanks, all you west coast late night downloaders). Our minimum output during the day is around the 25Mbps mark. With all this downloading, we’ve transferred more than 20TB for February and March each month. If we had more bandwidth, we could do better than that!

Over the last two weeks or so, I have been contacting various ISPs to see what kind of a good deal we can get on more bandwidth. After vigorous negotiations, we’ve been offered a great deal! Here’s what we got:

* Cool new server admin tools like KVM over IP and remote power reboots
* Co-location facility about 10 mins from Derobert’s house so that if something goes horribly wrong, we can be physically looking at the machines in a short amount of time
* 175Mbps connection to use to our hearts content
* 20% reduction in our monthly bill

Yes, you read that right: we get a 75% increase in performance for a 20% REDUCTION in cost!! I love how computer-related costs go down all the time. :-D

The only down side is that we will have to move all servers from their currently physical location to a new one. This means that we will have some (hopefully small) down time.

To test our new stuff, we will move Kero over sometime in the middle of April. If all goes well, Kero uploads/downloads should only be down for a few hours. Once that is done, Nago and Yuri (the web server) will move at the end of the month, again with hopefully only a few hours of down time.

By May 1, we should all be able to [Emperor voice] witness the fire-power of this fully armed and operation battle station! [/voice] More news as things develop.

I hope this helps. Thanks again and have fun!!

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Postby Scintilla » Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:57 pm

Way cool, but certainly you could have picked a better day to announce something like this...
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Postby Malificus » Fri Apr 01, 2005 1:59 pm

Scintilla wrote:Way cool, but certainly you could have picked a better day to announce something like this...

x2 Tommorow would have been a better day to announce this, since it doesn't affect us too much right now.
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:25 pm

Scintilla wrote:Way cool, but certainly you could have picked a better day to announce something like this...

Or maybe the timing is intentional?

WE WILL NEVER KNOW LOL PHADE SO CLEVAH
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Postby TeclmmlEd » Fri Apr 01, 2005 2:38 pm

awesome! I was wonderin why speed was so slow over the last couple weeks :wink:

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Postby bum » Fri Apr 01, 2005 9:38 pm

This is great news. The only thing that could have made it better is if the servers were in china or russia :D
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Postby Flint the Dwarf » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:07 pm

When I first read this title I thought we were getting new mods. :?
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Postby Tsunami Jones » Fri Apr 01, 2005 10:08 pm

Burn? :o
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Re: Site Performance To Increase

Postby TaranT » Sat Apr 02, 2005 4:44 am

Phade wrote:...
To test our new stuff, we will move Kero over sometime in the middle of April. If all goes well, Kero uploads/downloads should only be down for a few hours. Once that is done, Nago and Yuri (the web server) will move at the end of the month, again with hopefully only a few hours of down time.
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If this is for real, it might be worth noting that the middle of April has several contests in succession: two on the 8th, two on the 15th. Also, MTAC this Friday and AniBo on the 29th.
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Postby Phade » Sat Apr 02, 2005 10:12 am

Hey All,

This one is for real. We are actually getting a nice upgrade in bandwidth and it will take until the beginning of May to implement. The main reason for that is that we needed to give our current ISP a 30-day notice if we were going to switch providers. We will be moving Kero sometime after mid-April just to make sure our equipment will work nicely with the new provider. Again, more details as they arrive.

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Postby pen-pen2002 » Sun Apr 03, 2005 12:16 pm

Wow, that is so awesome I think I will go donate again...

Thanks Kris!
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Postby jade_eyed_angel » Wed Apr 06, 2005 9:16 pm

o relle is that it? thats awesome! i was wonderin why my speed was like.. 40... -_-;;;
hmn wen i get my job, ill try n donate.. :D
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Postby Scintilla » Fri Apr 08, 2005 1:18 pm

Click the "proceed" button. There's always a way around donating, it's never forced -- because if it was, then it wouldn't be donating anymore.
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