The Christmas web traffic rush: “We’re really not ready!”

The last few days, hours and minutes tick by before Black Friday and similar days, all designed to drum up feverish consumer fervor for festive holiday bargains. Most e-commerce sites enforce a code freeze leading up to these all-important days, hoping to prevent outages and other unforeseen headaches. (Assuming that the biggest retailers follow this practice, it seems it’s not a foolproof strategy.)

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23/12/16 11:00
by Erika Wolfe

Just the facts, ma’am: Fact-checking site buckles under demand during US presidential debate

 

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04/10/16 09:21
by Erika Wolfe

Euro 2016: Defend your website and streaming performance in peak traffic

The 2016 UEFA Euro Championship is just around the corner. From June 10 to July 10, fans of the beautiful game will clamber to see and support their national teams as they compete in France.

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23/05/16 12:44
by Erika Wolfe

Olympic-Sized Scaling Visualized: Are You Ready for a Web Traffic Jam?

We’ve talked a lot about the technical challenges of streaming and broadcasting previous Olympic Games, and how predictions about demand are driving technology forward. We’ve talked about how big names scale up and use Varnish as a key enabler for scalability. As the Rio Olympics draws nearer, though, we realized that nothing seems quite as real as when you make it visual.

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19/02/16 09:49
by Erika Wolfe

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