Zeus to Support Fundraising for Sport Relief

Award-winning traffic management software will help the Sport Relief website process millions of pounds.

Cambridge, United Kingdom, March 11, 2010 --(PR.com)-- Zeus Technology, the only pure software-based application traffic management company, today announces it will support the Sport Relief 2010 website helping to ensure one of the world’s busiest sites is fast and consistently available.

With thousands of transactions every hour, fast response times and maximum uptime is key to raising millions of pounds worth of donations to help those in need in the UK and across the world’s poorest countries. The Zeus Traffic Manager running on VMware virtual infrastructure will form a key part of Sport Relief’s IT infrastructure, to support the delivery of rich media content, online donations and call centre team applications. The solution will measure the website’s performance in real-time, to ensure it is highly available during peak periods throughout the Sport Relief Weekend from Friday 19th to Sunday 21st March.

Sport Relief’s web infrastructure is hosted by Carrenza and in addition to the technology donated by Zeus, uses Cisco, 3PAR, HP, Oracle, VMware, PayPal and RBS WorldPay to support the transactions made online.

Charlotte Melén, Web Technology Manager, Sport Relief, explains, “The Sport Relief Weekend is taking place from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010 and it’ll be three whole days of energy, entertainment and events for everyone to enjoy. From the Friday of fundraising fun, right through to the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile on Sunday, it promises to be a brilliant weekend. Zeus will enable us to accelerate the content delivery on our website and process donations in seconds regardless of how heavy the load is. The solution will allow us to do this by caching content away from the database servers to reduce the amount going into the web server and tap into the cloud for extra computing power when we need it.”

Paul Brennan, CEO, Zeus Technology, says, “Comic Relief is a fantastic charity and we are so pleased to be supporting the Sport Relief campaign this year. The Sport Relief site has been receiving more unique visitors each day and so we hope the event will attract an even greater volume of online traffic than in 2008. Our software will mean the team at Sport Relief can concentrate on exceeding its fundraising targets, without worrying about whether its website can cope with a rise in demand for online donations. We wish the team every success.”


About Sport Relief
As one of the UK’s biggest fundraising events, Sport Relief brings the entire nation together to get active, raise cash and change lives. The Sport Relief Weekend takes place from Friday 19th March to Sunday 21st March 2010 including a night of Sport Relief telly on BBC One and the Sainsbury’s Sport Relief Mile events across the UK on Sunday 21st March. All the cash raised by the public will help transform the lives of those living tough lives across the UK and the world’s poorest countries. Since its launch in 2002, millions of people have taken part in Sport Relief, helping to raise over £80 million. Sport Relief has a unique history of dedicated people doing extraordinary things to rise to the challenge, from David Walliams’ astonishing swim across the English Channel to Eddie Izzard’s truly amazing marathon a day around the UK. Further information is available on www.sportrelief.com Sport Relief is an initiative of Comic Relief, registered charity 326568 (England/Wales); SC039730 (Scotland).

About Zeus Technology
Zeus software enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Amazon Web Services, Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, the BBC, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, Play.com, See Tickets, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure. For more information, visit www.zeus.com.

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Press contact for Sport Relief
Jess Ord
020 7840 2517
Zeus Technology
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