CHICAGO, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Hostway Corporation, a leading provider of cloud, managed and hybrid cloud services, today announced that it will provide free cloud hosting for two months to any school in the NCAA Division I men's college basketball tournament in order to accommodate their growing infrastructure needs during the event.
Reaching the tournament can bring unprecedented exposure to a smaller school, and an upset victory can increase that exposure exponentially. The related traffic spikes can wreak havoc on university web hosts. Cloud hosting is perfect for this situation, as it allows websites to quickly react to the changes in traffic and avoid costly downtime.
It's not just colleges that face fluctuations due to the tournament. City websites, ticket vendors and hotels can experience a significant increase in traffic as the event comes to their town. As people begin to make travel arrangements and visit e-commerce sites to purchase promotional items, unprepared websites could crash and lose potential income.
To IT professionals and marketing departments, Hostway says, "we can help." As they prepare for one of the biggest sporting events of the year, During times of great traffic increases, the cloud is a perfect solution for those seeking peace of mind for their infrastructure.
Cloud service is also ideal for storing and processing big data, such as a tournament bracket challenge. Hostway will be running its own bracket competition during the 2013 championships. Visit facebook.com/hostway and click the "Hostway Bracket Challenge" link to register.
If you're a university IT administrator, or supervise a ticket-sales or travel-planning website, consider cloud as the perfect solution for this task.
For more information, visit: http://www.hostway.com/cloud-servers/
About Hostway Corporation:
Hostway Corporation is a leader in Cloud, Managed, and Managed Hosting. Hostway delivers reliable, secure, and scalable Infrastructure-as-a-service (IaaS) solutions to over 600,000 customers worldwide. Hostway services its clients from more than 250,000 square feet of state-of-the-art data center space, spanning four continents and 12 countries. Hostway has emerged as one of the largest cloud hosting and Infrastructure-as-a-Service providers in the world due to the company's expertise in developing secure, multi-tenant hosting environments and is committed to providing SMB's and large enterprises with cost effective business solutions. Hostway's core products include Managed Hosting, Cloud Hosting, and Email and Applications.
SOURCE Hostway Corporation