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  GameStop recognized that it needed to avoid outages by protecting website resources from an overload in traffic on Black Friday. The US-based company prepared for the holiday season by leveraging their CDN to selectively deny site access to certain regions while prioritizing key markets during the critical shopping period. Was that strategy a success? In part three of the 2019 Holiday Edition of the #WebPerf Spotlight Series, Rigor CTO Billy Hoffman uses the data from monitoring the GameStop website to review the company’s ho...

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  During Black Friday weekend 2019, fast-fashion retailer Forever 21’s website had an outage that left users seeing a generic error message when they tried to shop the company’s doorbuster deals. As the site recovered from the outage, its performance took a hit, requiring extra time to recover. By taking advantage of its Edge server and CDN to handle geo-redirection, the company was able to quickly offload some of the incoming traffic while it managed the situation. In part two of the 2019 Holiday Edition of the #WebPerf Spotli...

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    New York & Company quickly caught and resolved a site outage during the 2019 kick-off to the holiday shopping season (Black Friday through Cyber Monday). The bigger issue was how long it took the ecommerce site to fully recover for shoppers eager to get deals on the brand’s clothing and accessories. In part one of the 2019 Holiday Edition of the #WebPerf Spotlight Series, Rigor CTO Billy Hoffman uses data from the Rigor monitoring and optimization platform to uncover how this retail business mitigated the pr...

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