Inside Apple’s Live Event Stream Failure, And Why It Happened

StreamingMediaBlog:

Apple’s live stream of the unveiling of the iPhone 6 and Watch was a disaster today right from the start, with many users like myself having problems trying to watch the event. While at first I assumed it must be a capacity issue pertaining to Akamai, a deeper look at the code on Apple’s page and some other elements from the event shows that decisions made by Apple pertaining to their website, and problems with how they setup storage on Amazon’s S3 service, contributed the biggest problems to the event.

A very complete explanation of how the streaming of Apple’s event yesterday became a disaster. I assume there are a few positions available at Apple today. This was embarrassing.

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