Update: November 16, 2010
We completed repairs on the server that caused our website outages last week, and the website was stabilized. We have seen no further interruptions for nearly a week.
We’re not done, though. Because we need to avoid any similar interruptions in the future, we are initiating a significant hardware upgrade to bring even more resources to our website’s back-end system. Also, as we move forward with plans to redesign the website on a more modern platform, one of our top priorities will be ensuring that we have the best hardware set-up possible to ensure system performance and stability.
The servers that house most of the AVMA website are experiencing problems caused by a hardware issue, causing intermittent service interruptions on the website.
We’re working furiously to get this problem fixed, as we know this is an inconvenience to our members — particularly as it comes when many of you are trying to go online to renew your membership dues for 2011. We apologize for this inconvenience and ask for your patience as we work to rectify the problem.
We just sent an e-mail to members about this problem, and we’ll send another as soon as we are certain the website has been stabilized.
Meanwhile, we’ll try to update you here on AVMA@Work, and through our Facebook and Twitter feeds, if more information becomes available. As you can see, the blog is unaffected by this particular hardware problem. Several of our other online resources also are unaffected and available, including:
- The AVMA Convention website, where convention attendees can print CE certificates from the 2010 convention in Atlanta
- Our online scientific journals
- The online veterinary CE courses available through AVMA Ed
- Our podcasts, which are housed in our Media Library
- Our video site, AVMA TV
- Our other blog sites, Externs on the Hill, Keep Our Food Safe, and Aardvarks to Zebras
Thanks again for your patience as we work to get the rest of our web presence back on line.