When thinking about their own web projects or services offered digitally, many businesses don’t take scalability into account because it is invisible or unexpected. Scalability is often underestimated by companies not expecting their website to become popular. The inability to handle the workload and the traffic is painful in many ways.
The situation in which it becomes obvious that a service does not scale, is typically caused by a sudden spike in interest or activity. If, for example a viral campaign takes off, or a website is mentioned in the news, or there is some kind of a crisis, everyone suddenly wants to check the latest information on the website. This sudden spike in traffic can paralyze servers for hours, causing a significant loss in revenue, reputation, or even a legal risk in some cases.
Another aspect of scalability is connected to costs. You don’t want to have to maintain dozens of servers based on worst-case scenarios, only to be able to cope with traffic peaks. This overprovisioning wastes a lot of money spent not only for purchasing but also for maintaining those servers.
The answer to scalability is a cloud-native, full-stack architecture. CMS Scrivito is built specifically for the cloud and is powered by one of the top cloud-computing suppliers – Amazon Web Services (AWS). AWS is the leader in cloud computing with solutions that take full advantage of the potential offered by this modern environment.