THE HUT GROUP + COUCHBASEChris Woods - Architect
THEHUTGROUP+COUCHBASEAboutAbout MeName: Chris WoodsRole: ArchitectContact: firstname.lastname@example.org@chriswoods1983About The Hut GroupThe Hut Group is the UK’s leading multi-website online retailer withoperations in the womens fashion, health & beauty, entertainment and giftsmarket. The group has also firmly established itself in multiple internationalmarkets, with 35% of current sales coming from outside the UK.
THEHUTGROUP+COUCHBASEBackgroundSession State• Server bound: Whenever we deployed our existing application, allthe customers currently on the site get kicked out of the ”checkoutflow”, making it costly to release and consequently restricts whenand how often you can release.• No Resiliency: If the server you are bound to via sticky sessiongoes down customer gets kicked out of checkout.
THEHUTGROUP+COUCHBASEThe SolutionRequirements• Performance: Be capable of supporting 4,000 concurrent sessions per minat a sustained rate during “peak”.• Server Affinity: Should be able to release the system at any time of dayand not affect the user experience.• Scalability: Grows with the company - can be expanded to support 1,000 to10,000 times more traffic.• Resiliency: Can be scaled across multiple data centres in multiple physicallocations.• Resiliency: A failure should not cause downtime.