I want to thank our fearless leader for his effort in this site; as we sit here in the after-Harbaugh /pre-Gary glow I think its important to realize that none of this would have likely come to pass if it wasn't for him and his efforts. I don't think this is hyperbole; his email outing was the final nail in the Brandon coffin.
That said, I feel like the site infrastructure lets us down on days like today. We basically punted the server load to twitter to avoid the Gary rush. In this day and age, it feels like elastic computing has evolved to the point where we shouldn't have to do this. A comination of pre-packaged dupal (Cloud Formation/Cloud Laucher on AWS/GCP) and elastic load balancing/autoscaling should enable our leader to a)lower is bill and b)support #chaos. Sooooo: are there any mgocloud arcitechts out there who would love to chip in a reccomend a solution to keep the site performant at all times?