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Formula 1® is a sport where every millisecond matters. With changing preferences and the growth of the digital medium, many fans choose to experience the sport through the F1.com website. The website needs to deliver a superior experience to tens of millions of fans across the world consistently. Hence, it is imperative to have a robust platform that can deliver the required performance and scale with growing trac and dynamic fan expectations. Some of the key challenges are: • Every race weekend, Formula1.com attracts up to 7 million fans. Managing this huge surge in website traffic, requires a scalable hosting platform that can simultaneously allow millions of fans to experience the excitement of the sport seamlessly. • Fans across the globe expect an engaging and immersive experience through enriched and enhanced race content across multiple devices. To meet this requirement Formula1.com needs to have a robust platform that is able to deliver real-time updates and information across screens, be it tablets, TVs or smartphones. • A global brand like Formula 1® needs to ensure it delivers a consistent user experience across all platforms across the globe. This consistent delivery of enriched content cannot be compromised through downtime or any other issue at any point. • In an age where threats to global websites are prevalent, Formula 1® needed a platform that was ready to meet any challenge to its website. They needed a solution that delivers consistency, scalability and yet at the same time is continuously monitored, secure and reliable.
Formula1.com is hosted on a managed redundant hosting platform at Tata Communications data centers. This is done in order to support dynamic failover features for redundancy. The delivery network is deployed for Formula1.com globally via the Tata Communications’ Content Delivery Network. It is also the first time ever that the network and content distribution for Formula1.com has been brought together on one resilient platform. Tata Communications international standard data centres have strong business grade security policies to reccognise and prevent threats. By using a combination of hosting and CDN services from a single provider to publish and distribute website content, Formula 1® benefits from more efficient delivery of content and images. This worldwide content distribution platform is underpinned by the resilient and high capacity Tata Global Network, caching content to enable followers to enjoy faster access to Formula1.com pages. The whole platform is managed and monitored for security and availability 24/7 by a team of experienced IT and data centre professionals.