Need a holiday recipe? AllRecipes.com and Microsoft Azure cloud have you covered

December 22, 2016 Off By Hoofer

Grazed from CIO. Author: Editorial Staff.

Wondering what to have for Christmas dinner? AllRecipes.com will be a popular site to check this holiday season … and this year it’s using Microsoft Azure’s cloud. AllRecipes, founded in 1997 and owned by Meredith Corp., has undertaken a two-year migration to Azure, the IaaS public cloud. AllRecipes services 1.5 billion visitors each year who view an average of 95 recipes per second, 66% of which are done on mobile devices.

The company’s load is cyclical: On a Sunday afternoon there is 60% more traffic on the website compared to a Monday morning. Just like a retailer, the holiday season is AllRecipe’s crunch time. Eight weeks in November and December including five days in particular – Christmas, Thanksgiving, the day before each and the Super Bowl – create the largest surge in traffic…

Instead of building out a data center footprint to the company’s maximum load capacity, managing all that infrastructure and paying licenses fees, AllRecipes is hosted almost completely in the cloud now. But it wasn’t always that way…

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