Here’s a short sneak peak behind the scenes of a large IT operation on Cyber Monday. It was an intense 20 hour day in which we had a few interesting challenges but nothing significant. We recorded some of the highest values for bandwidth and RPM (requests per minute) on both the edge CDN network and our origin servers that we’ve ever seen to date. Ultimately we were successful in keeping all our eCommerce websites online and operational in the face of the huge demand from online shoppers. It was exciting and thrilling to be part of the team and I’m really proud of everyone.
Note: This is a series of posts made under the Network Engineer in Retail 30 Days of Peak, this is post number 18 of 30. All the posts can be viewed from the 30in30 tag.