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4 steps to getting your IT infrastructure ready for the holiday crunch

bells and highrise.jpgWhile it might seem early to begin thinking about the holidays, if you are an IT operations leader, October is a critical month.   You have only six weeks to take a hard look at your IT infrastructure and make sure you’re ready for the IT surges during the holidays.  Obviously, it doesn’t take a holiday-season surge to crash your service.  But for many companies, holidays are when stakes are highest and IT workloads are at a peak.


Peak demand periods, like the holidays, can create wild surges for IT operations and incident management. If you’re not ready you can earn your business a spot in the web crash hall of shame, like Victoria’s Secret’s infamous 1999 crash after its Super Bowl ad caused its website to crash. Over the next six weeks, you’ve got a window to prepare for peak demand and test your IT systems while there’s still time to fix infrastructure issues before the holiday rush.


image_300x250_discover-performance.jpgDiscover Performance for IT leaders has a full article detailing the steps to take to get your IT operations prepared for the holiday rush and other articles that reveal some of the secrets of top IT operations leaders.  Developed specifically for IT leaders, Discover Performance  focuses on delivering actionable insights from peers, thought leaders and  industry analysts, to help you turn IT performance into business success.  Join Discover Performance for IT Leaders.



mallorca ferienhaus | ‎11-16-2011 10:01 PM

Thanks for this great post! I enjoyed my visit to your blog. Keep it up!

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