FlatRateNOW just got a lot stronger

Posted by Marcel Donnelly on May 8, 2023 1:30:00 PM

Are you ready for some exciting news? FlatRateNOW has achieved a massive milestone by upgrading our infrastructure! Our team has been working tirelessly over the past four weeks to bring you an even more reliable and efficient service.

We took our service offline for approximately four hours during the Easter Long weekend to install new hardware, including servers, storage devices, and critical components, to enhance our performance and meet the increasing demands of our users.

We understand that our users rely on our service to streamline their operations and improve their productivity. That's why we're committed to continuously improving our service to provide you with the best possible experience.

Read on to learn more about the crucial updates we made to improve FlateRateNOW and help your business grow in the process. 

Our powerful new hardware 

Over the Easter Long Weekend, we gave our hardware a big upgrade, but what does this mean? 

Picture this - your trusty computer starts to slow down as it ages, and you find yourself getting increasingly frustrated with its sluggish performance. Now imagine that on a much larger scale with the servers that host our software. The more powerful the hardware, the faster our service can process things.

At FlatRateNOW, we understand that the hardware running our service plays a crucial role in providing our users with a seamless experience. That's why we've been hard at work upgrading our infrastructure over the past few weeks.

Why is this upgrade so important? As our user base continues to grow and more tradies access our service to develop quotations for their customers, the burden on our hardware also increases. Our old hardware was reaching its limit, but with our new and improved hardware, we can handle so much more.

We're thrilled to announce that our team has successfully completed the upgrade, and we can't wait to see how it benefits our users. So sit back, relax, and enjoy the lightning-fast performance of our upgraded service!

What’s next?

Good news - the upgrade was a success! We didn't break anything or lose any important data! 

But what does this upgrade mean for FlatRateNOW? Well, imagine your old watch that only told the time. Now imagine a new, fancy smartwatch that can track your heart rate, blood pressure, and even your sleeping patterns. That's kind of like what our new hardware is doing for our software - giving us even greater visibility across the platform.

With this enhanced visibility, our team has been hard at work identifying areas that need immediate improvement in loading times. Throughout April, we deployed small changes to achieve these faster times, and we're pleased to report that they've been successful.

But we're not stopping there - we're continuing to work behind the scenes to deliver on our promise of a fast, resilient quoting solution. Our goal is to help your business win work and do it confidently.

And that's not all - we've also been focused on a larger project, which we aim to provide you with an update on in June. 

So stay tuned for more exciting news from FlatRateNOW!

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