Sochi Olympics Site Uses the Cloud to Support More Than 90,000 Requests Per Second

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Provided by: Microsoft
Topic: Data Centers
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The Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia, featured the best athletes in the world and the best technology. The organizers anticipated unprecedented traffic on Olympic websites; to support it, they hosted their sites and apps on Microsoft Azure, where they benefited from high reliability and virtually unlimited scalability. Fans saw innovations too, such as data feeds showing skaters' speeds while races were in progress. Both the number of data centers and the number of instances per data center could be increased as needed during the games.
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