Devops Best Practices For Digital Sports Entertainment, Part One

Sports related sites have a variety of properties that make them very interesting from a DevOps perspective. They tend to deal with dramatic swings in traffic during events, which give rise both to the need for automated scaling, as well as a need to highly tune performance to help keep scaling costs under control. They also tend to have features such as live scoring and stats updates that can complicate common performance strategies such as caching.