BBC Sport and 2012 Olympics flagpoling systemClient: BBC
Launch date: 24/10/2011
BBC Sport is widely considered to be the UK's biggest and most popular sport website, delivering an amazing wealth of credible and reliable sporting news and coverage for a wide range of sporting activities. The site uses AJAX development technologies to deliver live scores and updates in real-time to thousands, without requiring visitors to refresh their browsers.
With both the World Cup and The 2012 London Olympics on the horizon, the site needed a robust mechanism to cope with heightened calls upon it's hardware proliferated in periods of high intensity traffic surrounding these major sporting events.
Aerian Studios were contracted to create and implement a "Flagpole System" designed to react, highlight, prioritise and adapt our bespoke caching system to respond to extended calls, in particular during the London 2012 Olympics.