GLASGOW, UNITED KINGDOM, Jun 11 (MARKET WIRE) —
iomart Hosting, one of Europe’s leading providers of managed hosting and
cloud computing services, has been signed up by football statistics
website 11v11.com to provide round-the-clock managed hosting support in
preparation for a surge of interest during the World Cup.
11v11.com is the Association of Football Statisticians’ official website
and has almost every possible World Cup statistic and fact. It aims to
create a real-time online community where fans from all nations can
discuss the tournament with a Twitter-based application allowing
supporters to recreate the terrace atmosphere during matches.
Phil Worms, marketing director of iomart Hosting, said: “11v11.com
is planning to be the number one website for World Cup facts and figures
and it is a great resource for solving those trivial pub arguments often
had with friends. Once the tournament gets under way, and we get caught
up in the excitement, we’ll find ourselves digesting every little piece
of footballing trivia that comes to hand. Who has scored the most goals
at the finals? Who has lost most often? It’s compulsive and sometimes
more entertaining than the matches themselves!
“11v11.com contains an amazing wealth of information which needs to
be stored and updated so a stable and reliable hosting platform is
absolutely essential. iomart Hosting will ensure that it can be accessed
from Australia to Honduras 24/7.”
The 11v11 website contains comprehensive data on all 32 competing
nations. Not only does it have a back catalogue of results, lineups and
goal scorers from the past 100 years, it also has detailed information on
player transfers, disciplinary records, team head-to-heads and an
analysis of the top 50 goals scored in the World Cup, as featured
recently on Channel 5.
Maintained by a community of football historians and statisticians it has
also created an international player ranking system so every player at
the World Cup can be judged on attributes such as match performance,
appearances and honours. Results will be updated online immediately after
each match so whether it is Lionel Messi or Wayne Rooney, supporters can
see exactly how each and every player has performed.
Mark Baber, managing director of 11v11.com, said: “Our aim is to
establish ourselves internationally as the leading source of historical
and statistical football information so we required a web hosting company
with similar attributes and ambitions. We decided to use iomart Hosting
because they offer fantastic customer service, value for money and, most
importantly, have a real willingness and enthusiasm towards football and
helping us reach our goals. We currently have 1,000 visitors to our
website every day but in the midst of World Cup fever, and with the help
of iomart, we’re expecting this to multiply many times.”
iomart Hosting owns and operates its own network of five UK data centres
and is part of iomart Group plc which recently announced a 55% increase
in revenues and a doubling of its hosting customers in its full-year
Based in London, 11v11.com has gained a reputation for being a top
independent statistical information website. Plans are in place to
implement complete historical and up-to-date statistics for each and
every league side in England, in time for the start of the 2010/11 season
in August, with Scottish, German, French, Italian and Spanish versions of
the sites also in the pipeline.
Notes to editors
About iomart Hosting
iomart Hosting is one of the UK’s leading providers of hosting services.
From a single server through to private cloud networks, iomart
specialises in the delivery and management of mission-critical hosting
services, enabling customers to reduce the costs, complexity and risks
associated with maintaining their own web and online applications.
By physically owning and managing its own network infrastructure,
including five state-of-the-art data centres in the UK, it offers
world-beating levels of service to its customers.
For more information visit www.iomarthosting.com
11v11.com is the offical site of the Association of Football
Statisticians and offers a wealth of statistical and historical
information on football; new national team sites; a community forum for
discussion of football facts, trivia and records and a unique
Twitter-based live match application. As well as providing the most
comprehensive source of information on world football, 11v11 provides
football data, information and IT services to media, publishers and
For more information visit www.11v11.com.
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