Speed And Redundancy Coming

Poster: Aron Schatz
Posted on August 12, 2008 at 1:20:52 PM
ASE Adnet is at the point to add another server to the mix to provide added stability and redundancy. Speed is really less of an issue since the server it's on right now can handle 10 times the load that it currently has with no problem. I'm taking the time to get a second server just right to provide the maximum benefit for publishers.

If you are interested, it will probably be a Dual 3.2GHz Xeon with 2GB of RAM. 2 x 250GB Hard drives (One for snapshots of backups for both servers). I haven't decided on RHEL5 or CentOS5 since RHEL doesn't cost any additional fee. I'll probably just go with Red Hat and do the normal yum updates.

This second server will be totally dedicated to providing backups and the backend of ASE Adnet (the part that serves the ads). The front end will stay on the current server as it is much less important. As soon as the new server is up and running, a few tests will need to be done to see if it can handle itself with no problems. Rest assured, all testing will be done at way off-peak hours on the weekend when traffic is very low.

If you are more interested, it will be hosted at ThePlanet in a different datacenter than the current server.