How much does SU believe in NEVS?
Well I think most of you could answer that question but regardless I’ll share some news about what we’re planning within the SU Crew.
Step 1: Peter is right now examining hardware requirements for a brand new, really powerful server. We’re looking at ordering the hardware and building the computer in february.
Step 2: For the past year we’ve been looking at what we want to include in SU Version 3. We’ve got the specifications pretty much in place and we’re also looking at a serious graphical upgrades with support for iOS and Android apps. The big difference will be for members of SU who will get a real share of new features to play with! The first thing we’re going to introduce is something called WPMU (WordPress MultiUser) which is the full implementation of user-generated blogs on SU. We still dont know if we’ll take it the whole way but the full version basically means that you could start your own blog on SU called username.saabsunited.com or saabsuntied.com/username. We’re still in the development phase but the aim is to have these articles presented in full on a sub-page of SU. The blog would be fully compatible and integrated into SU with the same user-interface / graphical options and access to all the members at SU. So no need for dual memberships on different websites, you can use the same login to comment on a number of blogs, photos etc posted by other users and viewed directly on SU.
Step 3: Synchronized servers. Our current server was built in 2011 and its a really good server performing above our expectations, the new server will be far better in terms of performance but we’ve still got great use for the old one. It’ll act as backup server which will be fully synchronized with the new main server. That way if one goes down we can easily switch over to the backup which will continue to run operations just as if more or less nothing had happened.
Step 4: SU is moving. Since we moved SU from Australia to Trollhättan the main server has been located in Trollhättan, this new server will be set up and tested in Trollhättan but after the Saab Festival the server will be taken off-line for a while and moved to München, Germany and over there stay with Till72.
If we were to translate this whole new server project into money we’re talking about an investment in the terms of 3500-4500 Euro. If we didn’t believe that this new server was needed due to the increase in demand on the servers that we’re anticipating with the production start at SAAB, we wouldn’t even think about an investment like this! =)