We all know prepping and conducting the Olympics is a mammoth undertaking. And, now that the Games are over, I was curious as to what some of the mind-boggling stats with regard to technology might be.
According to a ComputerWeekly article:
- London2012.com became the most popular sports website in the world. It had 38.3 billion page views, peaking at 96,871 page views per second.
- During the Games, the Olympic network which connected 94 locations (including 34 competition venues) carried 961 terabytes of information.
- Olympic traffic to bbc.co.uk exceeded that for the entire BBC coverage of FIFA World Cup 2010 games.
- The BBC saw 12 million requests for video on mobile across the whole of the Games.
- Around 13.2 million minutes (or 220,000 hours) of BT Wi-Fi were used across the Olympic Park venues.
- A single company provided 13,500 desktops; 2,900 notebooks; 950 servers and storage systems and a number of tablet PCs.
1. Some 1.2 petabytes of data were transferred over the website, with a peak of rate of 22.8Gbps.
2. On the busiest day there were 13.1 million unique visitors.
Now what you and I do on a daily basis doesn’t come close to comparing that with running the Olympic games (and then again, maybe it does). Regardless, technology plays a critical role and with more and more businesses moving to the cloud, here are some articles to ponder:
- Cloud survey by Kroll Ontrack reveals a surge in cloud storage and virtualisation adoption
- Gartner: Hype Could Hurt Cloud Adoption
- The cloud services explosion
- Cloud technology and supply chain transformation — a must for retailers
- Cloud computing improves overall IT efficiency
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