SOURCE: ServerPronto


July 12, 2010 11:11 ET

ServerPronto: ESPN Server Outages Highlight Need for Backup

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL--(Marketwire - July 12, 2010) -  Even before LeBron James announced his plans to join the Miami Heat, ESPN's servers couldn't withstand the volume of traffic from feverish NBA fans looking for news about where James, Dwayne Wade, Chris Bosh, and other all-star free agents would land for the 2010-2011 season.

ESPN's server crashed for nearly 45 minutes in early July in the face of massive amounts of traffic. The crash happened right after news broke that Rudy Gay had re-signed with the Memphis Grizzlies. Could ESPN's site crash again as fans rush to the sports news site to learn more about the All-Star Trio of King James, Wade and Bosh in the months ahead?

"ESPN saw traffic surge to the point of crashing the site -- and that can happen to anyone," said Octavio Diaz, Operations Manager at ServerPronto, a discount dedicated server company headquartered in Ft. Lauderdale. "But you don't have to suffer ESPN's fate. You can get affordable backup servers in place that offer you the bandwidth you need during special promotions your company is running."

ServerPronto, the world's most reliable dedicated server, has redundancies in place that help customers avoid server outages, including fault tolerant network devices that link data centers to upstream providers and multiple Tier 1 backbones connected via dynamic routing protocols.

ServerPronto also offers multiple uninterruptable power sources to feed all network attached equipment, along with high efficiency diesel generators to backup commercial power sources. All these features, along with 24x7 monitoring for network performance and availability, allow ServerPronto to offer a 100 percent server uptime guarantee.

"You don't have to be ESPN during NBA free agent negotiations to see your traffic spike -- and you don't have to be a major television network to have backups systems in place that accommodate those traffic spikes," Diaz said. "Our dedicated servers are not only reliable -- they are affordable. You can use our servers as a backup without breaking your IT budget."

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