Schools, Colleges, Universities and Museums
Educational institutions can face a wide range of traffic surge problems associated with course registration and enrollment, admission or course applications, housing and popular events. If you have lots of students or public interest you can face online traffic surges that flood your IT infrastructure, which are only designed to cope with normal day-to-day traffic.
Even if your site stays up, surges in requests can still pose a problem for your staff - who will be swamped with emails and calls if your website - or your administrators - are unable to respond in a timely manner. Downtime and slow response times damage your institution's reputation and harm the relationship with your students too.