Volkswagen and the
"Car of the Year"
During a previous car launch, Volkswagen experienced a High Traffic Event on their web car configurator that brought down the whole site for 48 hrs. This created bad buzz in the German economics Press.
Culmineo designed and implemented a website protection solution for the volkswagen.de car configurator, based on the Web Lounge.
After a conclusive Proof of Concept, the solution is rolled-out for the New Passat launch.
They were right in preparing this High Traffic Events, because on top of the anticipated traffic driven by the TV ads, there was another unexpected traffic peak:
The New Passat was elected "Car of The year 2015".
Thanks to our solution, the resulting peak was unprecedented but was managed with no impact on availability or performance.