A little back-end upgrade

Posted on November 29th, 2006 by

If you work in technology, most likely, you are familiar with the feeling that you get when you take something that is old or unreliable and make it modern and robust. For those of you who don’t work in technology, it’s like sitting in front of a fireplace, sipping hot chocolate (or Irish coffee) and listening to the wind outside on a forty-degree-below-zero day. It feels great.

On Friday, December 1st, Web Services will be moving from a six-year old database system to the new SQL Server 2005 platform released by Microsoft last year. While this upgrade was largely motivated by Gustavus’ LiquidMatrix project, all other databases the current system hosts will be upgraded as well. The upgrade will offer increased performance, reliability, programmability and, thanks to our new database cluster, increased uptime. These advances will allow Web Services to offer better tools, increased web page response time and an overall better experience for those who visit our website.


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