Edinburgh Festival Fringe joins the Supreme Cloud

Published: 16 Sep 2014 09:30

EDINBURGH Festival Fringe Society has recruited a Nottingham-based cloud hosting specialist to help deliver its ‘Edfringeware’ portal.

The Society is working with CWCS Managed Hosting, which is set to provide flexible cloud hosting on its powerful Supreme Cloud infrastructure for the Fringe’s market-leading VIA ticketing system.

It says the move will make it easier to register a show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe on its Edfringeware portal, which is open to all performers who would like to add their show to the programme.

CWCS has improved data flows and operational processes in relation to the core functions that the Society, which takes no part in vetting the Festival’s programme, provides.

More than 49,497 performances were registered via Edgefringware last year.

The Society’s chief executive, Kath Mainland, said “We’ve been hugely impressed by the professional service delivered by CWCS.

“Edfringeware is a massively important tool which connects us with our participants so it’s vital that we make sure this service is performing at optimum levels.”

The CWCS Supreme Cloud server has enabled The Society to improve processes and is also reducing the costs of its server management.

Because of this, the Society has been able to increase and reduce its resources on demand – making it more efficient and cost-effective and easier for the system to grow in tandem with the Festival.

Karl Mendez, managing director of CWCS Managed Hosting, said: “At CWCS, we’re proud to provide this wonderful Festival with the modern infrastructure to host its unique event registration and management system. Our Supreme Cloud offers extremely flexible, scalable and reliable hosting solution for businesses. The nature of the Supreme Cloud means that it’s an extremely cost-effective, enterprise-level hosting solution.”

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