Cyber Monday is overtaking Black Friday as the top sales day of the year for retailers. As more and more shoppers do their browsing and buying online, reports of Internet sales are breaking records year after year. As Internet traffic surges as people reach for their wallets, how are networks coping with the increased load?
We’ll be monitoring traffic to the top 20 retailers in the US and their impact on the cloud. But we also want to hear from you about the traffic you’re seeing. Let us know and you could win a GoPro Silver Edition camera (value $299.99)
Simply #TweetYourPing to us @SilverPeak and tell us the round-trip times you’re seeing to your favorite Internet retailer or cloud provider. Tell us the average millisecond time, post a screenshot… any way you can think of to get your times across. Be sure to use the #HolidayInternetWeather and #TweetYourPing hashtags in your tweet in order to enter to win our prize!
@SilverPeak Just 48 ms to Target.com – buying’s never been so easy! #HolidayInternetWeather #TweetYourPing
Hey @SilverPeak! Check out these ping times to the Gap’s site – crazy! #HolidayInternetWeather #TweetYourPing [pic attached]
@SilverPeak my #HolidayInternetWeather is looking cloudy. Ping to macys.com – 1500ms! #TweetYourPing
The sweepstakes runs from today through December 8, 2014, so start tweeting now! And click here for the complete official rules.