Toronto, Ontario, Canada – (The Hosting News) – September 21, 2005 – Fusepoint Managed Services, a leading provider of outsourced managed IT services and infrastructure, has announced Officepools.com is gearing up for the new NHL season by outsourcing the full management of its sports pool systems infrastructure.
Officepools.com is Canada’s number one fantasy hockey pool provider, managing and delivering daily statistical updates to thousands of hockey pools around the world – even to
players at a Canadian military base in Afghanistan. With over 300,000 global users, Officepools.com required a secure, always-available web presence that would support its growing worldwide membership with a guaranteed secure payment system.
Fusepoint delivers a fully managed IT solution to Officepools.com, looking after all hardware, bandwidth, firewall, intrusion detection, data back-up and storage, operating system, web and database application management needs. Fusepoint also provides complete end-to-end monitoring and reporting to ensure Officepools.com is always available and always secure.
Colin Briosi, President, Officepools.com described the partnership, ”Since moving to Fusepoint, Officepools.com was able to transition our business model from a free service to a fee-based service, largely because we can now offer a reliable solution to our increasing user base. We expect a record year in 2005/06 largely due to the pent-up demand for hockey after the year long NHL lockout. By outsourcing to Fusepoint, Officepools.com staff will be able to concentrate far more effectively on developing, maintaining and enhancing our application software and offering fans a unique user experience. With Fusepoint, our fantasy sports fans will never be locked out.”
George Kerns, President and CEO of Fusepoint Managed Services added, Officepools.com clearly understands that keeping its web site active and operating at all times is good for business. By engaging Fusepoint’s expertise to manage all IT services and infrastructure requirements, Officepools.com can guarantee a secure web site for hockey fans to place their pool picks – allowing Officepools.com to focus on what should be a record season.”
To protect Officepools.com’s mission-critical applications, Fusepoint performs back-ups of pool data every 24 hours, including offsite storage. Officepools.com is powered by a multi-processor Sun UNIX platform running in a tier 1 facility with fully redundant power supplies, redundant Internet access, multiple diesel generators, full battery backup, and is monitored by systems professionals at all times.
For more information, please visit: www.fusepoint.com.