How The New York Times Ran 8 Stress Tests for 40X+ Traffic Before a Peak Event

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As the leading source for reliable, up-to-date news information, it's critical for The New York Times to ensure site performance and stability—especially during peak events. Stress testing played a vital role across the organization’s teams to identify bottlenecks, improve observability, exercise resiliency, and increase confidence before major events—like Black Friday, concerts, and elections. 


Join The New York Times’ Shesh Patel, Engineering Manager, and Prathamesh Nagle, Lead Software Engineer, to discover how the news powerhouse planned, prepared and executed—all while doubling subscribers—during their high traffic event.