In this piece, I use the success we have found in user growth which ended up crippling our hosting capacity on tekedia to explain the importance of continuity management and building resilience in startups. The fact is this: we did not anticipate to support thousands of readers in this blog, for few hours. But that happened and the site crashed. The hosting company noted that we had a “Facebook Problem”. Someone had shared one of our contents online and that drove traffic and the website failed.
We had success, momentarily, but it took the service away. Thank goodness, this is just a blog, not one of our core product like Zenvus, Facyber, and Milonics. There is something to learn here. I explain what we have learnt and what you can do to ensure your success does not trigger failure.