, 2021

2021 Breakout Sessions

Preparing the Gap Inc. Ecommerce Platform for Traffic Surge During the Holiday Season


Track: Agile Leadership

At Gap, retailers' peak season starts in October and goes until December 25th.

Black Friday and CyberMonday are the highest traffic days.

”Peak Preparation” is a multi-month process that culminates with holiday shopping.

This is a multi-step, multi-focused team effort that includes:

  • Peak readiness
  • Capacity engineering
  • High-availability requirements and failover testing
  • Coordinate integrated load testing
  • Vendor dependencies management
  • Observability and readiness scoring

We’ll talk about the tight process that is executed at Gap, along with our partnership with VMware Tanzu, to achieve a constantly growing e-commerce business.

You’ll walk away with a strong understanding on what it takes to accomplish the processing of millions of transactions in the most seamless way possible.

Anand Rao

Advisory Platform Architect

Ram Kesavan

Senior Director, SRE/PaaS/API Platform
Gap, Inc