Today at 6:30pm EST, we released Spanning Sync v1.0b11 and quietly opened the Spanning Sync Beta to the public. Within minutes the news broke on The Unofficial Apple Weblog and new users started pouring in.
The good news is that people are excited about the service and we're getting tons of very useful test data. We're responding quickly to bug reports and making fixes in real time.
The bad news is the servers are straining a bit under the load. More than four times as many users have performed a sync in the last three hours than in any previous 24-hour period. On average, that means we've seen a 3,200% increase in traffic since the public beta opened.
We'll be adding some additional hardware tomorrow.