Burj Dubai is down..

Not the building :).. In fact, it just opened up officially today. But it looks like the IT team of the Burj did not anticipate the traffic spike to it’e website http://www.burjdubai.com/, when the building opens. The site has been down since early CST.

All the free publicity the site is getting from the media is wasted because the site is down (OK.. I am exagerrating things a bit 🙂 ).  If only the IT team at the Burj thought about this and deployed the site on a CDN, they could have averted this downtime. Using a CDN to power your site is becoming more of a norm than a luxury now a days. And with all the options in the market you have for a CDN, there is no excuse for any IT team to not implement this for a customer facing website.