We’re happy to announce that the Relocation Specialist (ReloSpec) software will soon be running in ‘the cloud’. In the simplest terms, cloud computing means storing and accessing data and programs over the Internet. “But”, you might say, “ReloSpec has been on the Internet for years. What’s different?” The answer is ‘a lot’!
ReloSpec will be faster, more reliable and more secure in the cloud.
- Rather than one server that all users login to there are multiple servers sharing the load
- A newer, upgraded version of SQL database software is being used to store your data
- Improved firewall hardware and software, and virus protection
- As our needs grow, upgrades in memory and disk space will be easier and faster
The cutover date is scheduled for Friday, April 21st beginning at 11:00PM Central time. During the cutover, ReloSpec will not be available for you to login. This is so we can transfer all the databases from the old server to the new one. It is estimated the transfer will take a few hours. Provided all goes as planned ReloSpec will be available again early Saturday morning, April 22nd. A follow-up blog will be sent when you’re able to log back in.
Beginning next week the new Internet address to use to login will be www.ReloSpecCloud.com. You may still be able to access ReloSpec using the current URL you are using, but we prefer you go directly to the new URL. You’ll use the same ID/Password you use now.
This move to the cloud is the biggest upgrade to ReloSpec since we converted to the Internet version many years ago. We hope you enjoy the improvements.