Zeus Technology, the only software-based application traffic management company, announces today that it is working with See Tickets, one of the largest ticket companies in Europe, to deliver a reliable, secure online presence in the UK that is scalable to cope with extreme spikes in web traffic.
With 85% of ticket sales made online, any downtime would result in a significant loss in revenue for See Tickets. To ensure its site, as well as the third-party sites it supports, are always available and reliable, See Tickets has deployed the Zeus Traffic Manager coupled with the Zeus Application Firewall Module (Zeus AFM).
Zeus was chosen for its flexibility, traffic visualisation functionality and because it goes beyond the capabilities of a standard hardware-based solution. See Tickets uses Zeus’ reporting metrics to monitor and review the patterns of traffic to its websites to make informed business decisions. See Tickets also chose Zeus because it can be easily migrated into a virtualized environment, part of its 12 month web infrastructure strategy.
Matt Relf, IT Manager at See Tickets, says: “We had a market leading hardware solution in place for sometime which never performed as expected. Consequently, our website struggled to cope with the huge demand during peak times, especially with short notice ‘on sale’ promotions and during the festival season. For example, See Tickets powers the website for Glastonbury and as ticket sales for the event continue to grow in popularity, it was clear that this was a challenge we needed to address.”
Matt Relf continues: “Since the rapid deployment of the Zeus Traffic Manager, our site performs wonderfully with 100% uptime and the powerful Zeus AFM security module gives us peace of mind and optimum protection. Zeus took the time to understand how our application works and the problems we were facing. We now have a solution that delivers significantly better performance and return on investment. We let Zeus take the load – they were head and shoulders the most responsive over other vendors and we find them a pleasure to work with.”
Paul Brennan, CEO, Zeus Technology, comments: “With the huge growth in online sales, it is essential for e-retailers to consistently provide the very best online customer experience. Building and retaining customer loyalty, protecting brand and ensuring a secure website environment are all critical to success. With Zeus software, See Tickets now has a scalable, reliable application traffic management solution that fully meets 24/7 transactional and customer service needs.”
About See Tickets
See Tickets (seetickets.com) is part of See Tickets International, one of the largest ticket companies in Europe processing over 40 million unit sales per annum.
Specialists in bespoke ticketing solutions their clients include Stage Entertainment, Glastonbury Festivals, Really Useful Theatres, BBC, SJM Concerts, The Ryder Cup 2010 amongst over 3000 other UK clients.
About Zeus Technology
Zeus software (zeus.com) enables our customers to create, manage and deliver exceptional online services in Physical, Virtual and Cloud environments. Implementing a Zeus solution allows organizations to visualize and manipulate the flow of traffic to their web-enabled applications, thus ensuring a consistently robust web infrastructure. Coupled with the ability to deploy new online services very quickly, Zeus helps provide the competitive advantage businesses need, by making their online services faster, more reliable, more secure and easier to manage. Zeus software can be deployed on industry standard hardware, virtual machines and any Cloud platform, making it the right strategic choice for today and tomorrow. Zeus holds strategic partnerships with world-class companies such as Dell, HP, IBM, Intel, Joyent, Oracle, Sun, Qualcomm and VMware. Zeus powers over one million website infrastructures across the world including, BT, Comic Relief, Domino’s Pizza, Gilt Groupe, ITV, PLAY.COM, See Tickets, STA Travel and Virgin Media. Zeus is in a unique position to assist any business looking to enhance their mission-critical Internet service infrastructure.
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