We are moving to a new datacenter!
We are relocating our servers to a new datacenter in downtown Chicago, Illinois. This datacenter will provide us with more rack space and lower latency connections than our current provider which will allow us to provide a better service to you. This move was necessitated by a recent announcement from our current upstream provider that they are downsizing. It is unfortunate that we will be leaving our previous location, but this is providing us an opportunity to find a facility to support our current growth rate.
We wish we had known about our upstream provider about three weeks ago when we upgraded our older equipment and moved some of our clients to new servers. It is unfortunate that we will be moving some of you for a second time in such a short period of time.
We are working on putting together a schedule as to which servers will move at what time. We intend to complete this process by the end of January with the first moves happening at the end of this month. We are going to do our best to stagger the process to ensure that we can offer support for any unforeseen issues that may come up.
This will be a long few months for us here at Simply Hosting, but we are looking forward to the move. We have brand new Dell servers, switches, and other hardware ordered that is on the way to Chicago. We are getting excited about not only our new location but the opportunities that it gives us to pass along to you.
In an effort to help you understand the back end of what is involved with your website we will be posting pictures and news on our progress. These updates will be posted in the news section of our support area.
When our timeline firms up we will let each of you know in an email when your website will be moved.
We thank you for your continued support and understanding.
Thursday, December 15, 2011