In this case study, you can read about how Chronorace, a logistics company, handled huge demands for accessing multimedia on its Brussels Half-marathon website after the event with Windows Azure, the Microsoft cloud platform.
Brussels Half-marathon: cloud helps organizer deal with huge online traffic peaks
The 20km of Brussels was held on the 30th May 2010, 10 Microsoft employees participated in the race but there was also another Microsoft participant, Windows Azure
Chronorace, the company behind the logistics of the race, typically experiences huge traffic peaks after the biggest events. The 20km of Brussels is the biggest running event in Belgium with 30,000 runners. With so many runners there is a massive demand for downloading clips and accessing the results website. This translates into roughly 300,000 video downloads in the following couple of hours and days after the event, a burst that they could not handle with the current on-premise infrastructure. By migrating their applications to Azure Chronorace was able to handle the huge traffic peak after the event without disruption.
Chronorace’s experience in migrating their applications to the cloud was so successful that the company has decided to adopt Azure for all their events.
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