As the Boston Athletic Association’s
longtime, official data center provider, EarthLink hosts the B.A.A.’s website, where all Boston Marathon participants go to register online. With one million site visitors and 12 million page views on race day, EarthLink helps ensure that the B.A.A. site remains accessible at all times. EarthLink’s data center in nearby Marlborough provides the reliable, secure infrastructure to handle traffic spikes and stores runners’ stats and registration information securely in the cloud. Data can be easily accessed in real-time by event organizers, runners, spectators and worldwide media. The B.A.A. also recently upgraded with EarthLink to a 20MB private MPLS network for voice and data to boost application performance and prioritize voice traffic, ensuring that their staff can communicate efficiently leading up to and during races.
"EarthLink is a great partner to have our back with web traffic on race day. The peace of mind is huge that we have ample data storage and ample servers in our arsenal. If we get 100 million site visits, we can provide a good experience to people who may only visit us a couple of minutes a year."
-- T.K. Skenderian, Marketing and Sponsorship Manager, Boston Athletic Association.