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Ready For The Crash: How CDN Can Save Your Competition Site During The Pandemic.

  • April 09, 2020

As we have previously discussed, the international sports betting industry is having a rough patch. That is if you can call the crash and obliteration of the industry tied up in live broadcasts of sporting events during a global pandemic. We offered spot the ball and other competition sites as the next destination for everyone hungry for the thrill of winning prizes.

In this article, we are going to discuss how your winning strategy can be your ultimate demise if you don’t take all the precautions. Let’s say you capitalized on the unique opportunity to attract a fresh audience who are eager to play a skilled game on your competition site, it would be a shame if it crashed in the first couple of hours under the strain of the traffic spike.

If you went with cheaper competition site providers, Likely the hosting they provided was also cheap, the game itself was not adapted and secured against such spikes. People who are forced to self-isolate due to COVID19 and have been let down by their favourite pastime have precious little patience to your technical difficulties. What is even worse for your company, these people won’t take long to voice their grievances over at twitter. Can your company afford that risk?

On the other hand, our team at Tentacle spent years on polishing our turnkey Spot the Ball solutions and ensuring that they are secure and stress-resistant. One of the ways we make sure that your competition site survives is to utilize a CDN for your competition site. What is a CDN?

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) provides alternative server nodes for users to access your competition site. These nodes spread throughout the world, so that the closest one to the user accepts and delivers the request, ensuring faster response and download time of content due to reduced latency and increased stability. The hosted skilled game and the volume of traffic it can attract puts a significant strain on the servers, increases the latency and the loading speeds and nobody wants those. And once again, you don’t want hundreds of angry visitors tweeting about the technical issues on your site.

If you need help developing a competition site for your company, the experienced team at Tentacle Solutions is happy to assist. Based in Glasgow, Scotland, we deal with all facets of skilled games, including predictive analytics, testing, creative UI/UX services and more. Contact us today to learn how we can help you create a one-of-a-kind app to suit your unique needs.

A Content Delivery Network (CDN) provides alternative server nodes for users to access your competition site.