We've always been keen to make our systems as fast as possible.

Recently we've significantly increased our user numbers, with several major new customers signing up.

We've also noticed a general increase in network loads since the Covid-19 lock down, which although doesn't affect out systems particularly, slows down everyone's access.

Here's a chart showing the performance of our system for the last week. It's pretty good, with 99% of requests being fulfilled in less than 2.5 seconds, but when we started out that number was 400ms.

Performance Pre-Upgrade

We therefore today added additional capacity, increasing our raw compute power by a factor of 10.

that's x 10

Whilst users aren't going to see things running 10 times faster, we aim to get quickly back to that 400ms. If it takes half a second, we're not happy.