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Best Buy Holiday Readiness: An Interview with Andrew Tsai on the Preparations of one the Savviest Online Retailers

It’s astonishing to see just how much planning goes into Best Buy’s preparations for the holiday season. According to Akamai (who helps Best Buy scale up their infrastructure), they start as early as Q1, and use strategies like static pages and complete offloading of that content to CDN networks to ensure that they’re never swamped with traffic.


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