Today our coders will be turning on our new uber cool 64-bit mega server, which has been placed at our new multi-homed DC in the state of Michigan. The new server will initially only account for 1/3 of Neowins total load, but by the weekend the whole site will be transferred to it so that our 4 older servers can be switched off and retrieved from the DC in Chicago.
We should have no downtime at all this time around, as the server is more than capable of handling Neowin for the short period needed to transfer our other servers. DNS will eventually update for everyone as we transfer the complete load to the new server, until then Neowin can be accessed from both Data Centers.
Update: Phase one took place last night, and most readers should already be on our new server.
Phase two involves transporting the old boxes to the new data center, installing them, and shifting the load back to normal distribution.
Please note, you may experience some slowdowns of the site during this period, this is to be expected, and nothing to worry about. We appreciate your patience during this work.