10Aug

Australian Bureau of Statistics Census vs. Stress Testing

According to the AusTenders site, and filtering by department for Australian Bureau of Statistics, and looking for contracts signed from January 2015 onwards.... An estimated $4,812,088.16 was spent on server infrastructure and network equipment specifically reported as being acquired 'for Census'.
 
10Aug

Australian Bureau of Statistics Census crashes due to DDoS. But why?

So naturally when Census goes belly up within a few hours of launch it becomes the brunt of all jokes. From memory, the websites of some music festivals managed to stay up longer than the Census did. But let's be fair here, they were attacked by at least 4 DDoS campaigns throughout the opening night.