Distributed systems are composed of multiple systems that are wired together to provide a specific functionality. Systems that operate at a cloud scale can get expected or unexpected surges of traffic from one or multiple callers and are expected to perform in a predictable manner. 

This article analyzes the effects of traffic surges on a distributed system. It lays out a detailed breakdown of how every layer is affected and provides mechanisms to achieve predictable performance during traffic surges.

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