The new servers have been configured, the server farm is set up and data is being transported over. Today we had to take the site down for about 45 minutes while we ran some database tests. This process will probably happen again over the next couple of days. The good news is, if all goes well, during the switchover to our new online horse racing game and updated Drupal community, we may not have to experience a continuous downtime of more than 6 hours.
In conjunction with the release of the new online horse racing game and community, we will simultaneously be officially launching our social media program, which includes our fully-featured, content-rich Facebook page and Twitter page. As I mentioned in an earlier post, our online game is extensively tied into social media. All content, from blogs to stories, photo gallery, races and more is all sharable through different social media platforms like Facebook, Google+ and Twitter.
Even though the Preakness is a week from Saturday, it is our plan to still pull the trigger and migrate over before the Preakness. In fact, it could be any day. I appreciate everyone's patience (well, almost everyone) and we look forward to feedback and, of course, your enhanced, enriched gaming experience we will be providing.