Uefa signs three-year cloud services deal with Interoute

European football body Uefa has signed a three-year cloud computing deal with Interoute to host its business applications and support its Uefa 2012 football championsip website.

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European football body Uefa has signed a three-year cloud computing deal with Interoute to host its business applications and support its Uefa 2012 football championsip website.

Interoute will offer its cloud services to support all Uefa's business, football competitions and events over the next three seasons, and host Uefa's core Football Administration and Management Environment (FAME) and the Uefa.com website.

FAME is Uefa's main IT platform running services such as media bookings, accreditations, competition management, and also supports referees and commercial partners.

The Uefa website is expected to have around 400 million visits during the Uefa 2012 football championship, with fans viewing results and viewing video clips. Tickets will also be sold on the site before the tournament begins.

Daniel Marion, head of ICT at Uefa, said of the private cloud architecture used: "Interoute has successfully designed, built and deployed a platform that delivers both enterprise grade stability and reliability as well as event-driven scalability."