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Clever SSO Resiliency — October Update

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Everyone in the US is now back in school, and we’ve been feeling the rush of excitement here at Clever over the last few weeks. On a typical day at Clever this school year, we regularly hit more than 1,000 logins per second! As we’ve chronicled over the last few months (July, May) , the […]

Clever SSO Reliability — July 2018 Update

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Over the last few months, we’ve been readying Clever SSO for our biggest year ever. We want students across the country logging in quickly and reliably to all of their learning applications. A couple of months ago, we described our initial stress testing approach. In this post, we want to tell you more about this […]

Clever Reliability — May 2018 Update

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Two months ago, we experienced the worst outage in the history of Clever SSO. We wrote up a postmortem soon afterwards. We mentioned at the time that this postmortem was the beginning of our process to reevaluate everything we do to make sure we can be worthy of the trust you place in us. We […]

Postmortem on Last Week’s Outages

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On Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, March 6th-8th, 2018, Clever logins failed for all customers: 1h on Tuesday, 1h15 on Wednesday, and almost 5h on Thursday. This was Clever’s single worst outage ever in length, repeatedness, and impact. This postmortem is the first of many public steps we’ll be taking to ensure Clever is a service […]