Server Migration recheduled for Thursday/Friday, June 17

UPDATED June 16, 2011:

To all of our amazing members and viewers:

It’s that time again! We’re working to scale our hardware and infrastructure on Tuesday night, starting around 10pm EST Friday starting at 12:30AM EST.

The reason for the downtime mostly surrounds hardware upgrades—adding/replacing hard drives (with the fastest ones we could order), moving to a private server cluster configuration, upgrading CPUs and RAM—all while adding load balancers on top of new operating systems and software.

The main site, designrelated.com, will be down while as we go through a laundry list of items to smoothly migrate the application and all of our user data over to our custom server cluster.

Transferring everyone’s data and images will take quite a few hours, but we’ll be working to get things back up and running just as soon as we can on Friday. 

Thanks in advance for your patience!

– Your friends @ design:related

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