Scalability & Performance question

Can a Rails app scale to handle 70 million visits in less than an hour (with some fluctuation spikes within that hour)? Is there any way to make this happen?

How about 70 million visits per MINUTE? Shopify did that on last year’s Black Friday


Sure it can, with enough resources (server instances, load balancers etc) allocated. How much would it all cost? Perhaps those with experience could shed light.

Important to understand how involved each of these visits would be – can you share more of your use case, Rich?