Vancouver, British Columbia – (The Hosting News) – February 7, 2006 – The Canadian Football League (CFL) has selected PEER 1 Network Enterprises, as its Internet infrastructure provider. Working with the CFL, PEER 1 will be responsible for ensuring the League’s official websites, www.CFL.ca and www.LCF.ca, are always accessible to its growing number of fans and able to handle high volumes of traffic without sacrificing online performance.
According to the CFL, in making the decision, the League acknowledged the importance of a robust network in anticipation of the Grey Cup, its championship game held each November. Web traffic for last year’s Grey Cup in Vancouver, Bristish Columbia increased 74% over the average daily traffic numbers experienced during regular season games the same year. In 2005, 3,845,205 viewers visited the CFL’s English web site, an increase of 14% over 2004. To ensure CFL.ca was able to withstand increased traffic the CFL has placed their servers in PEER 1’s data center location in Toronto. PEER 1’s data center is connected to the highly robust, scalable PEER 1 Internet network that can handle spikes in site traffic without slowing down or crashing, as often is the case when sites experience large traffic volume.
Brent Scrimshaw, Chief Marketing Officer, CFL noted, ”With CFL.ca and LCF.ca as the national portals for Canadian football content, we recognize the importance of providing our fans with the timely, dynamic information that is accessible anytime, anywhere. With exceptional growth in both attendance and broadcast audiences, and our ongoing commitment to delivering the very best of our on-field product, we wanted to ensure our online presence was able to keep par with the rest of the business. We are pleased to be working with PEER 1 to help us achieve this.”
Lance Tracey, president and CEO of PEER 1 added, ”It is great to be working with the Canadian Football League. PEER 1 understands the need for fast and always accessible information, with 100% uptime to ensure that web sites never go down. We are happy to be part of the solution serving Canada’s avid football fans.”
To learn more about the Canadian Football League, please visit: www.cfl.ca.
For further informatio on PEER 1, please visit: www.peer1.com.