POSTED: June 21st 2012

Sochi 2014 teams up with Microsoft for IT systems

The agreement was signed today with (L to R) Dmitry Chernyshenko, Nikolai Pryanishnikov, and  Jean-Philippe Courtois / Sochi 2014
The agreement was signed today with (L to R) Dmitry Chernyshenko, Nikolai Pryanishnikov, and Jean-Philippe Courtois / Sochi 2014

LAURA WALDEN / Sports Features Communications

June 21- During the St Petersburg International Economic Forum, the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and Microsoft Russia have inked an agreement involving the creation, development and technical support of a series of Internet systems designed for the official Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games websites.

Sochi chief, Dmitry Chernyshenko, signed the agreement with the President of Microsoft Russia, Nikolai Pryanishnikov, in the presence of the president of Microsoft International Jean-Philippe Courtois.

Microsoft Russia will play a key role in the creation and development of official websites for the 2014 Games and will include the use of the Microsoft Windows Azure cloud platform. This platform is designed to offer maximum efficiency during peak traffic times, when Windows Azure resources, located in modern Microsoft data processing centers across the world, are activated.

Chernyshenko said, "The use of cloud technologies reflects our intention to stage memorable innovative Games. Thanks to the cloud platform, the quality of online services provided will not be affected by the level of traffic. Tens of millions of people from around the whole world will be able to visit the Sochi 2014 Games' websites simultaneously."

The Microsoft technologies will also be used in close cooperation with the IOC International Partners and Organizing Committee National Partners.

Nikolai Pryanishnikov, President of Microsoft Russia, added, "We are delighted to have developed a partnership with the Sochi 2014 Organizing Committee and we are dedicated to providing them with the best services in preparation for the Games.

“In offering the best international practices and using the latest technologies, Microsoft provides the very best platform for the staging of an innovative Games in Sochi and will encourage the setting of new technological standards in the organization of large sports events in Russia and internationally."

Microsoft will also provide the creation of a technological platform for the regular operation of all the OCOG’s information systems and facilitate the relocation when they move from Moscow to be based in Sochi. They will also provide the necessary IT infrastructure for the pre-Games preparation and the staging of the Games.

Keywords · Sochi 2014 · Microsoft · Dmitry Chernyshenko · Nikolai Pryanishnikov · Microsoft Windows Azure

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