Undercover Boss


Our longtime customer VEDES, for whom we operate vedes.com and the digitale Schaufenster, was in the RTL Real Life documentary “Undercover Boss” on Monday, 03.02.2020. There, VEDES board member Achim Weniger, disguised as “Siggi Höcht”, gained valuable experience in the different areas of the company group.
Experience has shown that the popular TV show has a high reach and is broadcasted “at prime time”, so a particularly large number of visitors was expected at the time of broadcast.

Since the solutions we support are operated on high-performance hosting environments in stable clusters, we were already well prepared for this. Other factors, such as the temporary integration of a CDN, also helped to keep the system stable even during these extreme load peaks. Careful preparatory work was also carried out to carry out additional load tests in order to be prepared for a wide range of potential scenarios.

On day X, the broadcast of the show was watched in the office in a convivial atmosphere, over Bockwurst & Beer. As hoped for after the preliminary work, our systems held up and vedes.com had to struggle with no failure or similar.
Together with Mr. Weniger and the whole VEDES team we are happy about this great success and look forward to an exciting year 2020 together with our partner VEDES!
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