The Red Pandas
Right from TheWire's inception in 2015, TheRedPandas believed in the team and backed it with full support. TheRedPandas has built and continues to manage the entire technology infrastructure for TheWire.
Online publishing requires a technology infrastructure which can scale rapidly and dynamically to manage erratic cycles of traffic spikes and troughs. TheRedPandas setup the website and infrastructure in a manner to allow quick adjustments in response to traffic levels while striking a balance between cost and availability.
As articles gain popularity, they catch the attention of spammers and hackers. TheRedPandas made sure that the site is protected from DOS attacks and other malicious visitors by setting up appropriate security policies and traffic throttling logic to segregate spammers from genuine users.
Over the course of 2 years, the platform has scaled from 200 visitors a day to 500,000 visitors a day and continues to grow.
Starting with an English version, it has diversified into Hindi and Urdu as well.
The portal architecture has been designed to support web and mobile interfaces at scale as well as allows simple third party integrations for content syndication.