Geo Networks reveals second ace with Betfair infrastructure contract
Geo Networks has welcomed its second major gaming customer Betfair, as the newest addition to its growing online customer base.Betfair, which boasts the world’s biggest betting community, has opted for a diverse, dedicated fibre network between two data centres in London. This will improve IP transit connectivity, linking up Betfair’s key data centres in Ireland to UK points of presence (PoPs); reducing latency and assuring 100 per cent network availability through its diverse design.
‘Providing our customers with the lowest latency connectivity is critical to the success of our business,’ said Tim Turner, head of Global Infrastructure Services at Betfair. ‘Our key goals are ensuring network redundancy, reducing latency and improving reliability, on fibre that we can rely on to process today’s extremely high volumes of transactions, and scale with us tomorrow and beyond. Geo’s fibre means that we can connect with multiple carriers, transiting customers to our website based in Ireland, providing a smooth end user experience.’
Betfair has opted to manage its infrastructure in house by taking dark fibre and colocation from Geo for the three year term. This news comes just after Geo announced its break into the gaming sector with a national network contract for bet365 last year.