We are improving our infrastructure platform

Alex Ghiculescu

4 July 2016    |   

Over the next few weeks, we will be migrating Tanda’s servers and infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS platform is the leading provider of online cloud services. It is currently used by a wide array of companies, including Xero and Netflix. At 8am on Sunday July 17, we will be taking Tanda offline for about an hour to move customer data over to AWS. During this time you will be unable to access the website. All of your time clocks will continue to work and they will sync data back to Tanda when we come back online. What does the move mean for you? Tanda will be offline for about an hour, from 8am to 9am (AEST) on Sunday July 17. About half an hour before the event, you’ll receive an alert inside Tanda notifying you of the upcoming transition. Tanda will be hosted in Australia as a result of the AWS platform upgrade. This will mean that all data will be stored locally in Australia, providing a more secure, faster and beneficial service for our customers. When we come back online, Tanda will be just as it was, and thanks to our new infrastructure, you’ll be able to create, print, send, approve (or decline) everything faster than ever before. What’s not changing While the AWS update is an exciting change, the Tanda system and features that you use daily will remain untouched by the update. Our great support team will still be on hand to assist, and are committed to helping you get the most from Tanda. If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 859 117, check out the Tanda help documentation, or email support@tanda.co

Over the next few weeks, we will be migrating Tanda’s servers and infrastructure to Amazon Web Services (AWS). The AWS platform is the leading provider of online cloud services. It is currently used by a wide array of companies, including Xero and Netflix.

At 8am on Sunday July 17, we will be taking Tanda offline for about an hour to move customer data over to AWS. During this time you will be unable to access the website. All of your time clocks will continue to work and they will sync data back to Tanda when we come back online.

What does the move mean for you?

Tanda will be offline for about an hour, from 8am to 9am (AEST) on Sunday July 17. About half an hour before the event, you’ll receive an alert inside Tanda notifying you of the upcoming transition.

Tanda will be hosted in Australia as a result of the AWS platform upgrade. This will mean that all data will be stored locally in Australia, providing a more secure, faster and beneficial service for our customers.

When we come back online, Tanda will be just as it was, and thanks to our new infrastructure, you’ll be able to create, print, send, approve (or decline) everything faster than ever before.

What’s not changing

While the AWS update is an exciting change, the Tanda system and features that you use daily will remain untouched by the update. Our great support team will still be on hand to assist, and are committed to helping you get the most from Tanda.

If you have any questions or concerns please don’t hesitate to call us on 1300 859 117, check out the Tanda help documentation, or email support@tanda.co

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Alex Ghiculescu

Alex is Chief Technical Officer and co-founder at Tanda. He leads the Product Team in delivering groundbreaking workforce software to thousands of businesses across the world.

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