Windows 2008 / IIS 7 Hosting is Live!

Our new Windows 2008 / IIS 7 hosting platform is now out of beta and available in production for all users. All new Windows sites are provisioned on the new technology, and we are in the process of migrating all legacy Windows 2003 / IIS 6 sites to it.

We are thrilled to be a member of Microsoft’s Go Live program and to be able to offer the new technology before official release. With Windows 2008 and IIS 7, Microsoft developed a web platform that is “hoster friendly”. Specifically, the new technology inherently supports clustering of sites across hosts through a shared configuration – which was a major issue in IIS 6. Our ability to provision, cluster and scale sites and applications is greatly enhanced by the advances in this technology.

With this release, customers will see benefits in provisioning (no more replication), increased stability and performance, and new technology options. The primary new technology in this release is support for .NET 3.5. Please read our original post for a more in-depth discussion of the platform.

We are proud to be a very early adopter of this technology. Thanks to all the beta testers for helping us test and prepare our new offering.

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