The political site The Hill has been preparing its primary data center in New York for tonight’s first Presidential debate. The Hill and other political sites have to be ready during the fast-paced political news cycle because certain events cause sudden flares of traffic or spikiness, according to Data Center Knowledge. In order to prepare for this kind of spikiness, The Hill retooled its infrastructure with a new architecture to improve its load-balancing and caching capabilities.
“The election season raises the baseline,” said CEO of The Hill Ari Spivakovsky. “I can tell you that the difference between peaks and troughs is an order of magnitude difference.”