Ready Your Site For Holiday Traffic: Google+ Hangout Recap

Filed in Cloud Industry Insights by Alan Bush | October 1, 2013 3:59 pm

Brace yourself: the holiday shopping season is coming. If you are in the ecommerce industry you must be prepared for the influx of seasonal traffic as more and more people begin to shop online. We focused this Hangout on information we hope viewers will find beneficial as they prepare for one of the busiest times of the year. In addition to posting some of the highlights from the show below, I have embedded the entire video of the Hangout at the bottom of this post.


These are some of the highlights of our Hangout on scaling for the holiday rush. I would encourage you to watch the video in its entirety and if you have any further questions be sure to give us a call at Rackspace. We will have our next Office Hours Hangout this Thursday at 1:00 p.m. CST and we will discuss hybrid cloud solutions for ecommerce[6]. I hope to see you there!

For more information, check out this two-minute video on five tips to survive the holiday rush[7].

Endnotes:
  1. set up a load balancer in front of your configuration: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8qnNDfVSwU&feature=share&t=23m54s
  2. best practices for creating a layered, scalable architecture: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8qnNDfVSwU&feature=share&t=36m07s
  3. advantage of dedicated hardware alongside cloud hardware: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8qnNDfVSwU&feature=share&t=40m06s
  4. need to know the baseline of what you can handle: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D8qnNDfVSwU&feature=share&t=46m04s
  5. Cloud Tools partner New Relic: https://cloudtools.rackspace.com/apps/347?1625398067
  6. hybrid cloud solutions for ecommerce: https://plus.google.com/u/0/events/c1kajaibonu9s3j24e6pmdk6tc8
  7. five tips to survive the holiday rush: http://www.rackspace.com/blog/are-you-prepared-for-the-holiday-rush/

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