Special events such as BFCM (Black Friday / Cyber Monday).

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it sounds as though the concept of "burst limits" may apply here. If high reliability is needed during foreseen special events of a generally similar duration, it probably is also needed during emerging events too. I suggest broad timescale SLOs (e.g. 99.9% successful responses per month) plus sliding SLOs based on demand, or fixed-limit SLOs instead of rates. An example might be, 99.95% successful responses at 1000qps, 99.99% success at 5000qps. Or, 99.9% successful responses, and no more than 5 failures per second regardless of load.

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