University Marketing & Communications

March 29, 2011

Server Migration

By Chris Heiland

This was originally posted on Chris Heiland’s staff blog while he was a member of the Web Team. Chris migrated this post to the Web Team blog before he left because we thought the content still had value to the UW community.


Finally, the CMS is migrated to the latest version of Plone and on to new hardware. The actual transition happened two weeks ago Friday but it’s been several days of testing. Anyone visiting the site should notice a huge speed improvement and a generally large increase in reliability.

Overall it was a long process and we’re still playing cleanup, but the migration went really well. The server is gigantic in comparison and much more in line with what we should be running on. Now that this milestone is reached, I can get to my massive backlog of posts, stayed tuned.