How to plan for an online request thunderstorm

Here it comes again:  peak season, peak  time of the day. You know it´s coming, you can predict it. But in the end, here you are again, stuck in the storm.

You´re striving to provide the best SLA’s to the millions of customers that are constantly reaching for your servers. Trying to attend to that hotel, insurance check, answer, ASAP. Now that you´re here again, what kind of umbrella are you going to use to make your way through the storm?storm

Here´s some advice that may be very helpful to you:

  • Plan with feedback. Look at past data to calculate patterns.
  • Plan  with error margin. Even the best systems may fail.
  • Plan to monitor your servers. Discrepancies tend to have a funny way of sneaking up on you.
  • Plan with multiple strategies. You never know what could happen.

    In the end all you can do is that out ride out the storm and hope for the best.


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