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NYT Open – A brief history of New York Times Engineering’s ‘election readiness efforts’ to achieve reliable and resilient systems: “The New York Times experiences traffic levels that ebb and flow with the news cycle. Planned events that occur at a fixed time and date, such as an election or the Olympics, are known traffic generators. We expect our users to visit The Times’s website and apps for special coverage during those events. However, unplanned events are also a major part of the news business. When a story breaks, a push notification is sent and users arrive at our platforms in droves. Our technology must be able to handle both types of events. Times Engineering ensures that our journalists can get the news out when it happens and that our readers can access information when they need it most…”

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