Sitecore - Scaling for the Superbowl

With Sitcore 9 comes a whole new world in topology. Sitecore 9 marks a shift toward a microservice architecture, which affords new challenges and considerations in designing a Highly Available solution that can support Hyper-scale and load.

Recently we had the opportunity to design and implement a Sitecore 9.0 solution in Azure on App Services that would scale for the Superbowl. The design considerations included:

  • Serve traffic to 60k concurrent users
  • Withstand an entire regional failure (N+1 regions)
  • Disaster recovery
  • 99.999% uptime

Sitecore Architecture

Additional considerations for this architecture included:

  • Live automated deployments with zero downtime and the ability to pre-warm the site
  • Auto scaling
  • The ability to minimize and control costs
  • The ability to add regions as required

If you’re interested in learning more about the implementation, having a technical discussion regarding azure migrations or thinking about having your solutions managed by XCentium, send your inquiries our way. ( 

About XCentium

XCentium is an award-winning, full-service digital consultancy. We focus on User Experience, Content Management, Commerce, CRM, and Cloud.  XCentium is a Platinum Sitecore and Sitecore Commerce Partner, Platinum Insite Commerce Partner, Gold Certified Microsoft Partner and Strategic Cloudcraze Partner (B2B Commerce on Salesforce).