Bestival has enlisted the services of Six Degrees Group [6DG] to manage the festival’s website and related infrastructure to make sure the 55,000 attendees have no trouble using it before, during and after the event takes place.
The website, at www.bestival.net, provides festival goers with information on camping as well as related news, and acts as the main referral site for ticket purchases made for the four-day long event.
“The website is integral to this success, promoting and informing festival-goers of what’s happening and why they should join us in September. Through the website they have access to the latest information wherever they are and no matter how many others are online,” stated Bruce Hay, head of digital for Bestival.
“We have confidence that when we’re due to make a big announcement, thanks to the inbuilt resilience of the solution, as well as the support and communication channels we have with 6DG, that our website will be able to support the demand for information.”
6DG has agreed to implement a highly available hosting platform as well as a fully managed backup and disaster recovery solution that is operated across what 6DG calls “geographically diverse locations”.
In addition to this the solution is fully scalable and thus allows Bestival to add extra capacity if and when it is required. For example when an increase in traffic is anticipated, such as when the lineup is announced, it can expand its infrastructure to deal with it.
“The Bestival website is vital when it comes to drawing the crowds to the event. It’s got to be able to perform under pressure when a new act is announced, facilitate ticket sales and seamlessly provide festival goers with the information they need when they are there,” added Campbell Williams, group strategy and marketing director at 6DG.
Additionally 6DG is providing an SLA for the Recovering Point Objective of 24 hours and Recovery Time Objective of four hours. Some of the acts that are performing at this summer’s festival are OutKast and Basement Jaxx with the event running from 4-7 September in Robin Hill Country Park, Isle of Wight.
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