Bestival music event brings in Six Degrees to support web infrastructure

The upcoming Bestival music event on the Isle of Wight has announced that Six Degrees Group (6DG) will be underpinning the event’s 2014 website with "a resilient and secure hosting infrastructure".

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The upcoming Bestival music event on the Isle of Wight has announced that Six Degrees Group (6DG) will be underpinning the event’s 2014 website with "a resilient and secure hosting infrastructure".

Bestival is a four-day September music festival that attracts over 55,000 attendees each year. There will be live performances from OutKast, Beck and Basement Jaxx this year, along with many others.

6DG’s infrastructure will ensure Bestival’s website is performing at "optimised levels" throughout the lead up to and duration of the festival, said the organisers.

The site is the festival’s core marketing tool, providing the latest news and camping information, and acting as a referral site for ticket purchasing for the thousands of attendees.

6DG has deployed a hosting platform and a fully managed backup and disaster recovery solution that operates across geographically diverse locations.

The system is fully scalable which allows Bestival to add additional capacity as and when required. When it anticipates an influx in traffic, for example when line-ups are announced, Bestival can simply expand its infrastructure to meet additional demand for the website.

6DG also provides an SLA for the Recovery Point Objective (RPO) and Recovery Time Objective (RTO) of 24 hours and 4 hours respectively. This is seen as integral for the business continuity of Bestival as the site is fundamental to its entire operation.

Bruce Hay, head of digital at Bestival, said: “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.”

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