2020 will undoubtedly go down as a year to remember for each and every one of us. One thing that has not changed is the need to ensure that our infrastructure and applications can handle peak loads at any time.
Current strategies make it difficult to know if your infrastructure can deliver the required availability even if you know when your ‘normal’ peak periods are.
The pandemic will come to an end. The bigger question is, what have we learned to ensure that we will be better prepared for the next peak period?
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