The upgrade that we will be performing involves both hardware and software changes. All changes involved are meant to make the whole platform faster, easily scalable, and with a drastically shorter recovery time in case of an incident. Here are some highlights:
The new platform will run entirely on Solid State Drives (SSD), which are hundreds of times faster compared to regular hard disk drives. This will increase significantly the speed of the hosted websites.
We will use a new virtualization method known as Linux Containers, which will allow us to provide a bigger pool of burstable resources and make your websites faster in case of traffic spikes.
We are replacing the backup system in order to make the backup creation and recover lighter, faster and more flexible and thus reduce even further the time for data restore when needed.
The New Platform Uses Linux Containers