Even Rackspace has World Cup fever. The South African Tourism website, which was used as a pivotal tool for World Cup fans, is being hosted by Rackspace Hosting. Considered a critical component of the 2010 World Cup event, the website saw the number of unique visitors sky-rocket following site reconstruction – more than 250,000 a month since June 2009. This was an increase of more than 600%! The South African Tourism website provides a variety of information for soccer fans – Best of South Africa, Traveler, Business Tourism, Adventure & Sport, Wildlife & Safari, Culture and Heritage, Natural & Scenic and Entertainment & Leisure.
According to SA Tourism e-Marketing Manager William Price, “Support of this caliber [from Rackspace] makes our user experience as smooth and rewarding as possible and is vital for our consumer-centric approach. We cannot tolerate site downtime and hence we have a 100% network uptime guarantee with Rackspace. The site’s objective of a 1-million unique visitor count this year has already been more than achieved.”
Check out the press release here.