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bet365 deploys Citrix Netscaler to reduce load on database

Derek du Preez | Feb. 13, 2013
Online gaming giant bet365 has upgraded its Citrix Netscaler appliance to incorporate a new feature called Datastream, which has allowed the company to reduce the load on its database by twenty per cent.

"If we had an outage in the past it would last a significant amount of time, somewhere between one and six house. We have got a huge number of servers addressing the database, but now we are able to point at a virtual IP on the appliance in the event of an outage, and Netscaler addresses the available databases."

"If we now lose a node, it's a seamless failover. Reliability has been much improved."

In similar news, major online betting website, Sportingbet, is in the process of scrapping its polling architecture in favour of a push-based architecture, in a bid to reduce bandwidth and provide its customers with a better experience when gambling on live events.


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