Black Friday: a disaster for some retail sites while others sailed through

Traditionally, Cyber Monday (the first Monday in December) has been one of the busiest online shopping days in the UK. We were expecting our monitoring data to reveal a few spikes in load times, extra errors and outages as some sites struggled to cope.

However, it looks as though the big retailers actually experienced more disruption on the now (in)famous Black Friday (28 November). Apparently, the stampede of bargain-hungry shoppers in the UK’s high streets was replicated online.
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