Hoopfest Saves 300% by Switching to Azure Cloud Services
IntelliTect continues to support our partners at Spokane Hoopfest as their development and operation partner by ensuring their mobile apps, registration and dynamic bracketing systems operate optimally while supporting extreme scalability. When we started with Hoopfest, we deployed to physical hardware that was housed on a sponsor’s site, we then migrated to a cloud-based Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) solution that was better than hosting physical servers, but was still costly to configure and had limited scalability.
The Hoopfest app usage spikes to thousands of users within a few minutes during registration each year and again during the event weekend. In 2017, there were over 230,000 users that made more than 5.2 million server requests during Hoopfest weekend. Infrastructure was costly to maintain because hundreds of thousands of individuals accessed it, even though the high-usage was only for a short period. The app is virtually unused throughout the rest of the year. IntelliTect set out to find a service that was more cost effective with optimal scalability.