That is, the server on which our website lives weighs 28lbs. But we have about sixteen other servers that needed to be moved as well. Servers are like computers, but they are flat and live in a cabinet. They run all kinds of software, such as programs that accept the email that you send us and firewalls that keep all the other computers in the library safe from hackers, worms, and viruses.
In addition, we moved all of our networking equipment--devices with names like "router" and "switch" that allow all of the computers and servers inside the library to talk to each other. When you come in to use the library, you will be pleasantly surprised by how much faster everything will be. Our internet connection is almost ninety (yes ninety) times faster than it was at Leroy! For those of you who like to work wirelessly, we have installed twenty-one access points around the building using the latest WiFi technology from Cisco. We only had three access points in the old library! Every inch of the new library will have full wireless coverage.
We're also going BIG in the new computer lab. Not only are we putting in all new PCs, but they will sport brand new 24-inch displays! We promise that your web pages will have never looked so good.
All of the techies here at the library are excited by what we have to offer in the new building and we can't wait for you all to come in and use it. And by the way... We have a few surprises in store as well!