This Sunday, Marvel Comics announced that 700 of its #1 comic book titles would be available for free online until Tuesday at 11 p.m. Eastern.
This was a great marketing/PR idea with all online news sources carrying this story including Yahoo.com. I thought I would get myself a comic book or two and take a comic book lunch break today.
The only hitch is that the Marvel servers just cannot seem to handle the load. The download site has been down for the last 6 hours since I saw the article.
Time to move to a cloud-server? I think for any site that has to cope with unpredictable traffic like this example, a cloud solution could be the way to go for its ability to scale from a traffic/load handling point of view.
And that leads me to think: “Should not the marketing staff talk to the technical staff before offering anything for free?”.