Trainers,

we’re happy to announce that GO Hub has moved to a new server infrastructure! The new infrastructure should enable us to deliver our content to more users with higher reliability and less server crashes.

As you may have noticed, over the past few weeks we’ve suffered quite a few server crashes, mostly due to high incoming traffic from our Twitter followers and regular readers.

Honestly, we didn’t anticipate this – we couldn’t imagine that the Hub will grow so much so fast. But it did! 🙂

Over a mere week following the Raids release, we gained 5000 new Twitter followers, 4500 new Facebook likes and overall gained a staggering amount of traffic across all our sites: the Hub, the Hub Database and the Hub Forums.

As millions of readers flocked to see what’s new, our old infrastructure was struggling to keep up with the load. Our American and Canadian readers had an especially bad experience as they suffered a significant increase in loading times.

As you may have seen on our Twitter, Antonio also had a REALLY, REALLY bad time:

Our old infrastructure was with us for more than 10 months and it was hard to give it up, but in order to have a stable and consistent up-time, we decided to move to a new hosting provider, a new datacenter and a new cache engine.

By doing this, we managed to (theoretically) double the amount of traffic we can handle and improved loading times significantly. We’ll be monitoring the performance over the next few days, but early metrics suggest it’s a lot better than it used to be.

Thank you for your continued support and understanding, and a special thank you for all the “Antonio-jokes” on Twitter – we had a blast over the past few days teasing him.

Hub Staff, over and out.