Over the last two days, we started migrating small amounts of data to our new server farm. A migration is a slow process and is taking longer than we realized. Simultaneously, we're dealing with excessively large volumes of traffic due to the Triple Crown racing season. We will stop data migration and continue again Tuesday. What we're trying to avoid is having the site down for more than just a few hours. The concept of being down for 24 hours is not acceptable, especially a week before the Kentucky Derby. There will be times over the next week when we continue again with the data migration through the large traffic surges when you will experience a slow reaction time depending on the queries you're making.
There are three things happening simultaneously - the update from one platform to another; a completely new server farm for faster expansion and growth needed; and the implementation of our web-based game. Implementing all three of these during the biggest month of racing will be a little tricky, but we'll get it done and I'm determined to get it done with as little downtime as possible.
I want to thank everyone for their patience. Enjoy the Kentucky Derby!