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Take the Second Annual Hostway Bracket Challenge!

The Challenge is back! Following up on last year’s success, Hostway will once again be conducting a bracket and trivia challenge during the NCAA men’s basketball tournament this March.

But what does a hosting provider have to do with a college basketball tournament? You’d be surprised to find out how greatly they’re interconnected.

What do you know about Florida Gulf Coast University? Perhaps not a lot. But if you’re a basketball fan, you likely know more now than you did 13 months ago, before the Eagles from “Dunk City” made NCAA tournament history. They sent thousands upon thousands of curious viewers to their computers and onward to FGCU.edu.

If their IT infrastructure wasn’t ready to handle the influx of traffic, FGCU.edu would likely have crashed. Had the university not properly prepared its hosting infrastructure prior to the tournament, the university would have missed out on its 15 minutes of fame and been embarrassed by its technical shortcomings.

This is where cloud solutions come into play. Hosting your website in the cloud can ease the strain on your infrastructure during traffic spikes, such as a history-making NCAA tournament run, without racking up bills for resources you don’t need.

That’s why this March, Hostway will be highlighting the benefits of cloud solutions by hosting a bracket and trivia challenge. Join us on our Facebook page to get started.

Throughout the month, we will be posting trivia questions on Facebook related to tournaments passed. Think you’ve got what it takes to beat out the bracketology competition? Be the first to comment with the correct answer, and you will be rewarded with a $10 Starbucks card.

Once the field of 68 is announced, you’ll be able to fill out your bracket in our Yahoo! Sports group. The top bracket will take home a guaranteed $1,000 cash prize.

Could this be the year for your Cinderella story? Here’s your shot.

Want to see how a cloud solution can keep your business site running in critical times? Give us a call: 312.279.2488