They decided that the project should be set up and created at the United States Postal Service, which not only had a national database of valid addresses, but would eventually deliver packages. When the CIO of the Postal Service, Pratha Mehra, Learning about the project in December, he was given an estimate that the demand could be maximum of one million users per hour. Mehra, a 31-year-old veteran, concludes that this was a lobal prediction and multiplied the number by 20 in an effort for a failed-safe power. “Think-Free Covid test“Look at the number of people trying to buy these. And so we read 20 times the projected demand and I told my team we were going to make it.” He had no problem recruiting for that team. “It’s a technologist’s dream, to be able to do it,” he says
Mehra knew this would be a challenge for the architecture of the service, which involves a combination of its own data center and external cloud providers. His team has set up a system with triple redundancy, beautifying the architecture, separating the customer experience process from order fulfillment and caching data multiple times in the process. And checking endless loads. “Believe me, there was a lot of work behind making it look like a very simple site,” he says
On January 18 (the day before the announcement) the whole project from conception to a soft rollout was completed in three weeks. The website itself was created by a relatively small team: three from the USDS and about 15 in the Postal Service, a dramatic reversal of the human wave for the government to marshal on such projects. And it worked – a conclusion that is verified by the lack of frustration in its performance. External analysis Indicate that more than 68 million people visited the site in its first week Even more interesting, at one point on the 18th, the site was managing the same instant 700,000 visitors. By a large margin, this Exceeded all traffic Combine other official sites. Best: The government now says about 60 million people have been tested.
I was one of those visitors, and I was amazed at how easily the postal service cleared up less frequently for a successful exchange on a government site. I typed my name and address, and it was. Within seconds, I received an email confirming my request.
Was the rollout perfect? Of course not. Some addresses were not registered because they were listed as commercial buildings. The postal service tells me it is in the case and handling those issues. Also, for those who do not have web access, there is a problem with the response time to the given phone number But do not blame the geeks for this!
Of course, registration is actually the only step in passing the test; Postmaster General Louis Diocese Much criticized Operations get those tests in our home? We have to wait and see, but some people are reporting The arrival of their package Even seven to 12 days before the promised window.