Ad operations: Brace yourselves, the animated snow is coming



It’s the most hectic time of the year for ad operations. Here at Advalidation our servers are busy testing all ads scheduled to go live as Q4 comes to an end.

The first animated snow have started to fall in some of the ads we test and our forecasters predict that it will cause the same high CPU usage on web sites around the world as last year.

Below is a CPU graph of some heavy animated snow fall in a 728x90 submitted for testing.


As you can see the snow is causing some major problems here. Luckily for the publisher and their users it was detected before the snow fall spread to their ad server ;)

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All the best,
The Advalidation team