Server Upgrades
External Platform
Internal Platform
We know that you've all been thinking about how slow and out of date our application and database servers have been. The first question on your mind every morning before booting up your computer and clicking your browser bookmark to head to jar.designpickle.com is "I wonder when they're going to switch to General Purpose (M5) Extra Large application servers." Well, we heard you, because you were live streaming it, and frankly, we're big fans of your account.
So this past weekend, we channeled our inner Tim Taylor and screamed "More Power!" as we beefed up all of our infrastructure: More servers, bigger servers, faster servers, larger database -- I won't bore you with all of the details, but let's just say, Tim would be proud.
So how does this affect you? Not only should you see a speed increase and a faster and more responsive website, this sets us up to make even more improvements that weren't possible before this change. We're on our way to being faster than Speedy Gonzalez and the Roadrunner combined. And even better, we're not as outdated as all of the references in this entry any more. We're like the Saved by the Bell reboot -- it's the same show, but totally new and refreshed with a cast of new characters.
So enjoy the improved performance, and tomorrow when you wake up, sit down at your computer, and sip your overpriced vanilla latte, you'll have one fewer thing to worry about.