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.
Keeping your Ning Network available for visitors, members and content posting is our top priority. When we looked at how we were measuring the availability of the Ning Platform at the beginning of the year, we realized that we needed to update how we measured the Ning Platform’s availability. We finalized a plan for measuring our uptime in Feb. and put it into action in March. From here on out, we’ll post regular, monthly updates of how we’re doing at keeping your Ning Network online and speedy.
We take our performance and availability very seriously and work to deliver the best possible service and experience that we can.
After identifying and fixing some of the underlying issues that were causing instability in June, we were able to bring our uptime rate up to an average of 99.92% over the past four months.
Here is the uptime for 2009 so far: