World Fantasy Games Drafts Marathon Technologies and Locks Up Top-Tier Application Availability Player
World Leader in Fantasy Sports Social Gaming Delivers 24x7 Access to Fantasy Games with everRun Application Availability Software
Littleton, Mass. - Marathon Technologies, today announced that World Fantasy Games (WFG), the world leader in fantasy sports social gaming has selected Marathon’s everRun® application availability software. WFG implemented everRun to protect its wide set of fantasy games and web sites like RapidDraft.com from application downtime and data loss. With everRun, WFG has the reliability and peace of mind that its social gaming sites, including web sites for large national brands like USA Today or Coors Light, are operational at all times with zero interruption for users.
“Millions of people from countries around the world can be updating their fantasy roster on any given day. Our sites, like RapidDraft.com, enable these users to draft and manage their team at any time, day or night. It’s imperative that our games and sites are available 24x7 to keep the games competitive, active and users satisfied,” said Jeffrey Thomas, CEO of World Fantasy Games. “We needed to find an application availability solution that could ensure our games and services would be always-on and Marathon’s everRun proved to be the most cost-effective and solid choice for doing just that.”
Previously WFG relied on third-party hosting providers to support its network of fantasy sports games and web sites, which include games for more than 400 media, web and corporate partners like USA TODAY, Coors Light, Chicago Tribune and Clear Channel Radio. Because reliability of their gaming sites for national brands is so important, WFG had to select and implement an availability solution that would ensure their gaming applications were always on. After WFG evaluated different availability software options, the team agreed that Marathon’s everRun software was the most cost-effective solution that would provide the level of protection and 24x7 availability the company required.
Since the implementation, the company’s network of fantasy games and sites have maintained the highest level of availability. Even through cases of server disruptions, Marathon’s technology enabled WFG to keep applications up and running with zero interruption for customers. According to Thomas, “We had a few occurrences in the past year where we experienced a problem with a server, but our gaming customers didn’t experience any downtime because everRun kept the applications working straight through as if there were no server problems at all.”
As the popularity of fantasy sports continues to grow every year, nearing 30 million players, WFG will continue to expand its IT infrastructure to support the additional games and services it offers to its global customer base. “As we expand our social gaming infrastructure and our server farm, we will look to everRun for the continued protection we need,” added Thomas.
About World Fantasy Games
World Fantasy Games is the world leader in fantasy sports social gaming. Since 1993, WFG and its subsidiaries have operated fantasy games for more than 400 media, web, and corporate partners including USA TODAY, Coors Light, the U.S. Military, Chicago Tribune, Clear Channel Radio, Charlotte Observer, Edmonton Journal, Taco Bell, Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Knight-Ridder, Prime Sports, Hamilton Spectator, Minneapolis Star Tribune, Miller Lite, Bergen Record, Baltimore Sun, Denver Post, Sacramento Bee and more.
About Marathon Technologies
Marathon keeps applications running for over 3,000 companies in more than 30 countries. From email to electronic records, factory floors to trading floors, 911 call centers to emergency rooms, our everRun® application availability software proactively prevents application downtime. As experts in application availability, we’ve applied what we’ve learned from working with the world’s leading companies and application providers to deliver innovative software and services that prevent downtime, eliminate data loss, and reduce operational costs. For more information on ensuring non-stop business operations, please visit us at www.marathontechnologies.com.
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