Betfair chief technology officer Tony McAlister explains why the gambling company moved all its IT operations to Ireland,
According to Betfair CTO Tony McAlister, the company's data centre migration is the largest infrastructure project in its history. It took months to complete and was the number one priority for the company's IS team. Completed on 31 January, the data centre migration is intended to benefit Betfair's customers by increasing the scalability and robustness of its products. "Calling it a move' is a bit of a misnomer," he told Computer Weekly, "because we could not take parts of our product suite down while we put servers on ships to Dublin.”We needed to buy and install new kit and then migrate the data, a process that we planned to take 24 hours from start to finish, although we were able to complete it in around 12 hours."
Source: Computer Weekly