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June 19, 2013

Technical issues with nikonians.org

We are experiencing technical issues with the site and this has been going on and off for the last few weeks, which has led to (mainly) short outages. The IT team is working on improving the response of both the main site and our sub sites, such as galleries and blogs.

The problems are related to the recent move we have made from our purely own hardware (we have had the Nikonians servers in our own 19" rack) to a completely virtualized environment (aka "VM"). This new VM setup is in theory great since it lets us do things from the IT side without downtime, but practically it has caused quite some issues for the community as a whole, with unplanned downtimes. It has kept the IT team up and running at impossible times and weekends.

We trust that the main quirks are ironed out soon. In the meantime, we ask you to be a bit patient with us and specifically with the site. We know how bad it can be not to get the daily dose of Nikonians and NAS.

Bo & JRP - Founders of Nikonians

Posted by bgs at June 19, 2013 3:14 PM