This has been an uncharacteristically bad week for web performance, with several major and historically reliable services reporting outages due to “network issues”. In my (not always so humble) opinion:
“Insufficient available bandwidth causing an outage, however, bothers me. A lot. There is absolutely no good reason for insufficient bandwidth to cause an outage. Maybe a slowdown, but if a flood of network traffic (not a flood of traffic to your site, just a whole bunch of traffic on the same network as your site) leads to an outage, something is wrong, at least in my book.”
I don’t produce software systems.
I help those who do produce software systems do it better.
I am a tester.