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Archives for April, 2008

April fool !

Posted on Wednesday 2 April 2008

Of course, all this "moving to Iceland" thing was our annual april fool :) Thanks all for your mails : those who laughed with us and those who were affraid of the downtime because of our trip ;)

Please don't forget that our donation campaign is still running ;) Thanks again to all the donators ! we are really happy to see that you are supporting us.

For those who haven't donated yet, have a look at your website's statistics and ask yourself if the service we provide is good enough to receive 5 or 10 euros ;)

Tux is moving back to Iceland \o/

Posted on Tuesday 1 April 2008

We are pleased to inform you that TuxFamily's servers are going to move to Iceland on Tuesday, June 19th.

Our main hoster have just finished his new datacenter and asked us if we wanted to put our servers there. Of course, we are delighted to be the first organization to use the new datacenter : The naturally cold weather and the environment friendly electricity production of Iceland allow to reduce a datacenter's operating costs from 10 to 20%.

The only difficulty is that we have to move the servers by ourselves because our hoster don't want to handle the costs of carrying our stuff to Iceland. We noticed that we can save on shipping costs by sending the servers by sea through New York in order to pay in US Dollars. As the Euro is strong, we can save 10 % which is quite nice regarding to our banking account situation.

All the services will be down during the trip that should last between 27 and 34 days depending on the weather.

Secondary servers are not going anywhere so your mails won't be lost during this period ;)

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