On March 20, the MyUCDavis portal received 1.9 million hits, roughly 25 percent more than normal. This dramatic increase resulted in a system failure. To prevent similar failures in the future, IET has begun replacing older, slower hardware, including seven application servers and two database servers. The benefits of some of the new implementations are already evident as response times on the site have been reduced by roughly one-third. The upgrade is slated for completion in late May, at which point the system is expected to operate approximately five times faster than it did prior to the upgrade (my.ucdavis.edu).