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Union of European Football Associations (UEFA), the governing body of football in Europe, has selected telecommunications firm Interoute to host all applications and systems used directly by UEFA including its Football Administration and Management Environment (FAME) and the UEFA.com website.
Interoute uses pan-European cloud services to support all UEFA business, football competitions and events over the next three seasons. UEFA’s Football Administration and Management Environment is its core IT platform running the services essential to UEFA. The application is designed for specific needs of a sport’s governing body and is important for its operations during matches, said Interoute.
UEFA requires a platform that caters for huge numbers of visitors viewing videos and images on UEFA.com and UEFA’s competitions place substantial demands on UEFA’s online platform where over 400 million visits to the UEFA.com website are expected, said UEFA.
UEFA Information and Communications Technology Head Daniel Marion said Interoute has successfully designed, built and deployed a platform that delivers both enterprise grade stability and reliability as well as event-driven scalability.
"In Interoute we have found a partner who can match the high levels of performance and quality that UEFA and its competitions stand for," said Marion.
Interoute CEO Gareth Williams said the agreement is a endorsement of the quality of Interoute’s organisation, infrastructure and technical expertise that UEFA will rely on it to bring all the latest competition results and information to fans around the world, as well as underpinning online ticket sales and organisational applications.
"With the public-facing IT behind Europe’s most prestigious football being hosted in Europe’s largest private cloud, fans can expect a great experience from every click as well as every match," said Williams.