Under the Covers: Architecture at AnandTech and the Performance of ASP.NETby Jason Clark on November 27, 2004 12:10 AM EST
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Ever since the inception of AnandTech, we've given our readers an inside look at what makes AnandTech.com tick. We think that by exposing what we did, both right and wrong, it might help similar organizations make better decisions about their hardware and software infrastructures. Unlike those commercials that you see on TV, and in some written IT publications, architecting and operating a site of this size is not as easy as throwing some software in and flipping a switch.
Our evolution has had both success and some failure, no different than most any successful IT organization. From our failures come experience in architecting a site that has better up-time, and a very scalable back-end, which also costs less to operate. The latest architecture shift to an ASP.NET based AnandTech has been extremely successful for us. So, we thought that we'd share with you what we've gained thus far after running the new platform for over 6 months. We'll also talk a bit about our architecture, on the software side of the house, to keep you up to date.