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Rudy    457

Glad to see the site will get better :) I was having some issues connecting to the site last week but it was really intermittent.... I'll see if it's fixed this week

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Damo R.    29,658
Good news.

On an unrelated note, where are the board statistics for August, September and October?

awesome news! (Y)

I had wondered where the stat threads were!

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Dance.    21

Yeah them stats threads have been missing my spam fest :p!

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3nd3r    6

does it beat my webbox for animerising.net? 8 cores, 16 GB ram

info :)

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power management:

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_V_    0
does it beat my webbox for animerising.net? 8 cores, 16 GB ram

info :)

Oh yes! Neowin.net loads heaps faster than that website of yours. :)

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Growled    3,880

Awesome news. Thanks for the update. :)

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Marshalus    50
For performance I would say no, for file servers and print servers yes virtulise!

Having virtualized everything from file and print servers, IIS and Apache webservers, Microsoft and MySQL servers, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory domain controllers, Oracle, various application servers, and 250+ virtual desktops... I can say with some authority, you don't take a (significant) performance hit when you virtualize correctly. With a desktop virtualization solution like VMWare Fusion/Workstation or Microsoft Virtual PC, you do, because you don't really have solid hardware access. With a virtualization hypervisor like VMWare ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V, the game is totally different.

Computer hardware, and especially servers, are far more powerful then what any one operating system and application combination can take advantage of. VMWare wouldn't be making money hand over fist if the only thing people were doing with it was virtualizing print servers.

In terms of being a single point of failure, you actually create a more robust infrastructure with virtualization. I used to think the same thing up until a few years ago, but look up ESX vMotion or Hyper-V Live Migration, and see what I'm talking about. It would require a NAS/SAN which isn't in the equation right now I'm sure. If you were virtualized, any hardware failure that required a system to be taken off line would be simply migrating the virtual guests to another host, all with NO network connection loss. It could also handle automatically migrating systems based on resource usage.

Congrats on the new server BTW.

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DaveLegg    1,005
Having virtualized everything from file and print servers, IIS and Apache webservers, Microsoft and MySQL servers, Microsoft Exchange, Active Directory domain controllers, Oracle, various application servers, and 250+ virtual desktops... I can say with some authority, you don't take a (significant) performance hit when you virtualize correctly. With a desktop virtualization solution like VMWare Fusion/Workstation or Microsoft Virtual PC, you do, because you don't really have solid hardware access. With a virtualization hypervisor like VMWare ESX or Microsoft Hyper-V, the game is totally different.

Computer hardware, and especially servers, are far more powerful then what any one operating system and application combination can take advantage of. VMWare wouldn't be making money hand over fist if the only thing people were doing with it was virtualizing print servers.

In terms of being a single point of failure, you actually create a more robust infrastructure with virtualization. I used to think the same thing up until a few years ago, but look up ESX vMotion or Hyper-V Live Migration, and see what I'm talking about. It would require a NAS/SAN which isn't in the equation right now I'm sure. If you were virtualized, any hardware failure that required a system to be taken off line would be simply migrating the virtual guests to another host, all with NO network connection loss. It could also handle automatically migrating systems based on resource usage.

Congrats on the new server BTW.

Exactly, without a NAS/SAN and more servers of a similar size to migrate to should one fail, virtualisation isn't really an option.

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FiB3R    1,663

Does IPB3 have multi image upload? That's the only thing that bugs me really. And what other features (if any) will it bring?

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vip    17

Very nice, glad to see things getting better!

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Geoffrey B.    1,415

great news.

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The_Wizard    0

Nice, looking forward to seeing this upgrade take place :)

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Andrew Lyle    336

that's good news, I hope we get a good speed boost out of the upgrade :D

Added new hardware is never a bad thing :D

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DaveLegg    1,005
that's good news, I hope we get a good speed boost out of the upgrade :D

You mean aside from the massive speed boost that Ignition will bring?

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Steve B.    467
Does IPB3 have multi image upload? That's the only thing that bugs me really. And what other features (if any) will it bring?

It does, I can confirm this for you.

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Ambroos    801

Yay ^^

New servers + new main site engine + new forums = triple win ^^

Really looking forward to all of them!

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rawr_boy81    41
What if the wing falls off?

Put your arms out the window and flap very hard.

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Yusuf M.    1,362

New servers, new news content management system, new forum skin = win win win. (Y)

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Crazysah    7
New servers, new news content management system, new forum skin = win win win. (Y)

Yep. I totally agree.

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gigabit    5

Would be nice to know a little more ;) How are the apache servers balanced? And how many req/s do you guys get?

I'm surprised such a popular website can be powered by just 3/4 servers. It's impressive! Lot's of caching?

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Premgenius    27

Neowin world domination.

@gigabit total geek :)

Would love some stats.

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