A Glimpse into Our Technological Evolution

The underlaying technology and infrastructure that you don't see, plays a vital role in making an internet software service like Itefy work. The last months, we've made some crucial upgrades to it.

In our constant pursuit of providing a seamless and efficient experience for our users, we are thrilled to share some exciting updates on the recent enhancements we've made to our technology stack. These upgrades are not just about lines of code; they signify a leap forward in performance, security, and adaptability.

PHP 8.2: Powering the Engine of Innovation

We have upgraded our PHP version from 7 to 8.2, unlocking a new realm of possibilities for our platform. PHP 8.2 introduces language enhancements and performance improvements, ensuring a faster and more responsive user experience. This upgrade enhances the overall speed and reliability of our applications, contributing to a smoother interaction for you.

MySQL 8.2: Transforming Data Management

Data is the lifeblood of our platform, and we've upgraded to MySQL 8.2 to ensure its seamless and secure flow. This latest version brings advanced security features, performance optimizations, and enhanced analytics capabilities. Your data is now handled with even greater efficiency, providing a robust and reliable foundation for our services.

Dockerized Efficiency and Flexibility: A Containerized Revolution

We've embraced a Docker-based setup, a shift from the traditional LAMP architecture to a more modular and scalable approach. Each service now runs in its own container, orchestrated by Docker, with nginx acting as a reverse proxy. What does this mean for you? Faster load times, improved resource utilization, and enhanced flexibility in managing different components of our platform. Our applications now operate in isolated environments, ensuring smoother interactions and reducing potential conflicts.

ARM64 Servers: Efficiency Meets Innovation

Moving beyond the conventional, we've adopted ARM64-based servers, departing from the traditional Intel x86 architecture. These servers bring increased power efficiency and performance, translating to a more sustainable and responsive platform.

ARM64 processors are known for their power-efficient design. They are optimized for performance-per-watt, meaning they deliver higher computing power while consuming less energy. This efficiency is particularly beneficial in data center environments where power consumption directly influences operational costs and environmental impact.

ARM64 processors are highly scalable, allowing for the efficient use of multiple cores. This scalability enables better distribution of workloads, optimizing resource utilization and reducing the need for excess computing power. As a result, we can maintain high performance levels while minimizing overall power consumption.

One of the byproducts of reduced power consumption is lower heat generation. ARM64 servers generally produce less heat compared to their x86 counterparts. This not only contributes to lower cooling requirements but also extends the lifespan of hardware components, reducing the need for frequent replacements and minimizing electronic waste.

By adopting ARM64-based servers, we are making a positive contribution to environmental sustainability. Lower power consumption not only reduces our operational costs but also decreases the carbon footprint associated with our data center operations. This aligns with the global effort to create more energy-efficient and environmentally friendly technology solutions.

Streamlined Deployments: Faster, Frequent Updates

Our Continuous Integration/Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) pipeline has undergone a transformation, evolving into a more automated deployment system. This means quicker and more frequent updates to our platform without compromising on stability. Our streamlined deployment process ensures that you get the latest features, improvements, and security patches faster than ever before.

These technological upgrades are more than just behind-the-scenes changes. They represent our commitment to providing you with an enhanced, efficient, and secure platform. As we continue to innovate and evolve, our focus remains on delivering a top-notch user experience.