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Hi everyone!

We wanted to take a moment to let all of you know about a change to our CDN provider. We've moved our services from Edgecast to Amazon AWS. This move will save ggFTW an estimated $3,650/year but it may come with some immediate headaches for some of our visitors and members.

To mitigate this, we've left the existing CDN provider running until March 15th, 2011. Hopefully this will minimize any interruption but we expect visitors in Singapore to have some issues. The only thing we can suggest is that if ggFTW stops displaying correctly for you, please call SingNet and bug them to clear their DNS cache. This goes for any other country that pipes the entire population through a single gateway.

In addition to cost savings, we expect to see some moderate performance improvements. We've recently made some changes to our compression and cache settings and these should flow through Amazon AWS. In non-technical terms, things should become 10%-25% faster for most of our members and visitors.

Just as a last minute teaser, we have some updates coming to our games database this month that will give you the opportunity to get some extra postbit flair - stay tuned!

Cheers,
ggFTW Staff

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