Reliably uploading very large files with the Reliable Transfer Client

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Its been a few months since the release of LeanServer ScaleUP, a high-performance upload engine for ASP.NET and other IIS 7.0 applications on the Windows Server 2008 platform. One of the things that has been interesting is how many people have trouble with uploads – and how varied their challenges really … [Read more…]

Enabling Fast, Reliable, and Super-Scalable Uploads in ASP.NET, ASP, and PHP applications

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Uploads have always historically been a major pain point for web applications, due to poor performance, spotty reliability, and framework-specific limitations. As more and more websites rely on social networking, user generated content, and in general storing data in the cloud, the ability to support reliable and scalable uploads is rapidly … [Read more…]

Analyzing server power consumption and costs

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Server power consumption is rapidly becoming a hot topic in the IT industry.  For many data centers, the cost of powering servers has become a top budget item.  In fact, in 2008, the average cost of power used by a server exceeded its purchase price (1). Nationally, the EPA estimated data … [Read more…]

Leverage the Top 10 Performance Improvements in IIS 7.0

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn This month, TechNet Magazine published my article about the top IIS 7.0 features you can use to unlock the performance potential of your web server.  You can read it at Top 10 Performance Improvements in IIS 7.0. IIS 7.0 improves on the already solid performance of its predecessor in quite a … [Read more…]

Make your next IIS 7.0 web server a lean one

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Among IT circles, IIS 7.0’s modularity is definitely one of its most welcomed traits.  It promises a significantly reduced surface area, lightweight management overhead, and better performance. Or, in other words, you can use IIS 7.0 build lean web servers. Ever wonder how far you can go with modularizing IIS 7.0? … [Read more…]

WCAT 6.3 web performance and scalability test tool released

Facebook Twitter Google+ LinkedIn Download:¬†wcat.doc The NT Performance team just publically released the latest version of WCAT (Web Capacity Analysis Tool), the web performance test tool that the IIS team and NT Performance team use to conduct internal performance and scalability testing of IIS and ASP.NET. ****************************** UPDATE 1/24/2008: Updated WCAT 6.3 build is available … [Read more…]