Reliably uploading very large files with the Reliable Transfer Client

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 are. While we initially … [Read more…]

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

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 becoming more critical than … [Read more…]

Analyzing server power consumption and costs

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 center electricity consumption to … [Read more…]

Leverage the Top 10 Performance Improvements in IIS 7.0

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 few places. However, this … [Read more…]

Make your next IIS 7.0 web server a lean one

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? Actually, you can go … [Read more…]