Video | Agriculture | Confidence | Economy | Energy | Employment | Finance | Media | Property | RBNZ | Science | SOEs | Tax | Technology | Telecoms | Tourism | Transport | Search

 

US Terrorist Crisis Causes Unprecedented Traffic

US Terrorist Crisis Causes Unprecedented Traffic To nzherald.co.nz


nzherald.co.nz delivers its highest ever data volume to cope with demand


Mark Ottaway, nzherald.co.nz General Manager says “Since the news broke early this morning we have seen a significant jump in our normal traffic levels. So far nzherald.co.nz has received 3-4 times its normal number of visitors.”

Some reports from Internet operators in the US are indicating that overall Internet traffic is running at unprecedented levels.

As the news broke in New Zealand, traffic for the NZ Herald site climbed steeply from 6:30 until 8:00am, peaking at 1.8 to 2 Gigabytes an hour at around mid-day, levels which have since been maintained into the afternoon. “The highest demands on the site to date had been during the Olympics and the Fiji coup, which have now been dwarfed by this event,” says Ottaway.

“Demand for our business section had also been up recently due to the Air New Zealand situation so we have been expecting some increase there, however demand really shot up today as people monitored worldwide business reaction to the terrorist attacks.”

“In the midst of this tragedy we are seeing clear evidence that many people have really adopted the web as a legitimate source of breaking news. The usage we’re seeing today demonstrates how the web makes it possible for people to find out more about the news that interests them when, where and how they want,” continues Ottaway.

Recent upgrades to nzherald.co.nz mean unplanned surges in traffic are now more manageable. “Our systems have been designed to cope with large spikes in usage and are very capable of handling this sort of increase in traffic,” says Patrick van Rinsvelt, nzherald.co.nz Technical Manager.


© Scoop Media

 
 
 
Business Headlines | Sci-Tech Headlines

 

Reserve Bank: Policy Lessons From A Year Of Covid-19

The Reserve Bank of New Zealand – Te Pūtea Matua was in a sound position to continue to meet its mandate in the face of the COVID-19 induced economic shock. However, we must continue to transform so as to remain relevant and effective in addressing longer-term challenges, Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr said... More>>


Transport Industry Association: Feb 2021 New Vehicle Registrations Strongest On Record

Motor Industry Association Chief Executive David Crawford says that the February 2021 figures are the strongest for the month of February ever. Registrations of 12,358 were 8.0% up on February 2020. Year to date the market is up 7.1% (1,735 units) compared to the first two months of 2020... More>>

Paymark: Lockdown Equals Slowdown For Some

The three days of lockdown for Auckland earlier this month made a clear impression on our retail spending figures. While only Auckland moved into Level 3 lockdown, the impact was felt across the country, albeit at different levels. Looking at the ... More>>

Infrastructure Commission: Te Waihanga Releases Report On Water Infrastructure

The New Zealand Infrastructure Commission, Te Waihanga’s latest discussion document highlights the importance of current reforms in the water sector. Its State of Play discussion document about water infrastructure is one of a series looking at the ... More>>



Psychic Ventures: US Consumer Spending On Video Games Jumped By 42% In Jan 2021

On a global scale, there was a 15% increase in digital games revenue in January 2021, pushing the total to $11.6 billion.
In the US, gaming revenue rose to an impressive high during the month thanks to the new generation of consoles. ... More>>

OECD: Annual Inflation Picks Up To 1.5% In January 2021 While Euro Area Records Sharp Increase To 0.9%

Annual inflation in the OECD area picked up to 1.5% in January 2021, compared with 1.2% in December 2020. Following a rebound between December and January, the annual decline in energy prices was less pronounced in January (minus 3.9%) than in December... More>>


Hemp Industries Association: Could The Next Team NZ Boat Be Made Entirely Of Hemp?

With The America’s Cup due to start in a few days’ time, innovators from a very different sphere have been wondering how long it could be before New Zealand could be competing in a boat entirely built from hemp, with the crew eating high-energy, nutritious hemp-infused foods and wearing high-performance hemp kit..? More>>


ACT: Matariki Almost A Half Billion Dollar Tax On Business

“Official advice to the Government says an extra public holiday at Matariki could cost almost $450 million,” ACT Leader David Seymour can reveal. “This is a perfect example of the Prime Minister doing what’s popular versus what’s responsible. ... More>>