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If yesterday’s attack on Twitter, Facebook, LiveJournal and Google taught us anything, it is the importance of a scalable, flexible web infrastructure. Twitter got slammed, whereas the heavyweight infrastructures of Facebook and Google were able to handle the the increased load with minimal performance issues.  This, by the way, is where cloud-based load testing tools like SOASTA could come in handy. (The whole experience also taught us not to anger pro-Russian hackers, apparently.)