The Ning infrastructure runs all Ning Networks. It consists of thousands of machines with software that scales to millions of users. We have consistently delivered high uptime with our platform. As the usage characteristics change, the behavior of our infrastructure changes as well. We keep working on a number of projects that are designed to evolve our infrastructure and make the platform even more stable. As I promised last week, I wanted to provide details of the infrastructure projects we are currently working on. They’re not visible to Network Creators and are all low-level “plumbing” work, but they will enable higher uptime for all Ning Networks.
If you enjoy reading, writing, watching, or simply discussing crime fiction, then CrimeSpace is a Ning Network you’ll want to focus your magnifying glass on. Over 2,800 members gather here to share their passion for the crime fiction genre.
CrimeSpace is teeming with content. As you might expect, it’s got a lively section where you can discuss your latest read, but there’s really something for everyone on this network, including a bookstore where you can find the latest crime novels from your favorite authors.
Last week, Ning had the exciting opportunity to attend the Clinton Global Initiative’s (CGI) mid-year meeting in New York City.
Getting a chance to see President Clinton present his vision for CGI and share the stories of how the different action groups are working for positive change around the globe was inspiring. The passion to make the world a better place and to have real and meaningful impact was clear in the stories from the many companies, non-profits, government agencies and opinion leaders that make up CGI.
Today, we’re making it much easier to turn off social sharing and viral features that you don’t feel belong on your Ning Network.
We have always prided ourselves on our uptime record. In March, we had 99.999% uptime. However, Ning Networks experienced slowness last week and brief downtime on Thursday evening. I wanted to take a few moments to walk you through what happened last week and what we’re working on to improve on situations like this going forward.
Thanks to a new custom Ning App, TuAnalyze, members of TuDiabetes can submit a key health metric known as Hemoglobin A1C as part of a massive data donation drive.