and house.gov

Brandon Galbraith brandon.galbraith at gmail.com
Thu Oct 2 21:20:01 UTC 2008

On 10/2/08, Jean-François Mezei <jfmezei at vaxination.ca> wrote:
> <snip>

> Is it possible to setup an akamai feed in hours once you know your
> website is to be swamped ?
> Obviously, the system managers there might not have been warned in
> advance that the politicians would place a huge load on their servers.
> But once they realised it, is it conceivable that they quickly setup an
> akamai feed ?  Or is that something which takes weeks to setup ?
I'm not sure about Akamai, but I believe Amazon is about to roll out CDN
services as well (and I would assume they're as flexible as their other
"cloud" offerings). As always, hindsight is 20/20.



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