On the day that the Drupal-powered Justice.gov website released Special Counsel Robert Mueller's long-awaited report on Russian interference in the U.S. election, the site experienced a 7,000% increase in traffic.
The report was successfully delivered without interruption via Acquia, using Drupal.
According to Federal Computer Week, by 5pm on April 18, there had already been 587 million site visits, with 247 million happening in the first hour the report was released. The site typically receives 8 million visits per day.
There were no IT performance or availability issues during the release of the 142-MB report, which is ideal during these types of high-pressure events when the world is watching. Thus, no news is good news.
Keeping sites like this up and available to the public is an important part of democracy and the freedom of information.
I'm proud of Drupal and Acquia’s ability to deliver when it matters most!