Scaling Cloud Servers for Seasonal Traffic – ClearTax

Scaling Cloud Servers for Seasonal Traffic – ClearTax

I gave this talk at Nasscom's Annual Technology Conference in New Delhi on 12th December, 2014.

ClearTax (YC S14) helps individuals e-File their Income Tax Returns on the web and mobile. The demand curve for our services is very seasonal – with a huge spike in traffic close to 31st July (the main tax filing deadline in India), and at the end of each quarter.

This talk focuses on the key learnings of ClearTax: how to scale a large service in the cloud with a very small startup team.

Feel free to reach out to me if you have any questions / suggestions! I'm _anks on twitter.

PS: ClearTax is hiring engineers & designers. For more info, visit


Ankit Solanki

December 20, 2014