Upgrades, Updates, etc... 2003-07-02 10:21:44
Heya! As usual, we are working on more system upgrades. For the first time we have been forking out money for SOFTWARE UPGRADES - namely, PHP ZEND to help the database run smoother.
Not to mention we are shopping for a whole new database server. This is a toughie. While we use a TON of servers for both serving out SWF files and building dynamic PHP pages, we can only have one reliable database server - so it needs to be the biggest, meanest, toughest machine we can find.
We'll also be getting a few more webservers since the load on the current servers has been getting maxed out.
This leads to our last bottleneck - the bandwidth. Yup, we just made an expensive upgrade in April, but it is already well maxed out. So, we might be adding another line... And that will require a whole new batch of servers... And a whole new batch of software licenses per CPU. This stuff sure get's DAMN EXPENSIVE! :)