For its 10th edition, the Vendée Globe is teaming up with Oxeva to host the race's digital platforms on its 100% French cloud: a website, an application and a high-traffic multimedia server, requiring performance and high availability.
The Vendée Globe based its choice of hosting partner on several criteria. Firstly, its ability to absorb a major traffic peak. A major event must be able to guarantee access to its website, its application and its multimedia server, receiving content from the sailors at sea and making it available to the media, non-stop, whatever the circumstances. During the start and finish phases of the round-the-world race, almost 350,000 people are connected simultaneously! Over the race period, this represents more than 115 million visits to the event website.
To enter into this high added-value technological partnership, as part of a continuous improvement approach, the Vendée Globe paid particular attention to responsible digital technology, which enables it to reduce the ecological, economic and social footprint of the information and communication technologies dedicated to the event. Oxeva carries the banner of a 100% French cloud: all its data centres are located in France. The company is committed to strict respect for the confidentiality of hosted data, protecting it from the intrusive laws applied to companies outside the EU. It is also proud of its local roots, helping to create jobs. The company also owns its own infrastructure, enabling it to implement a rigorous approach to measuring and reducing its environmental footprint.
Over the past year, Oxeva has succeeded in reducing its energy consumption by 35% and has divided the number of physical servers linked to its activity by three, while maintaining optimum performance. The company also ensures that its offerings are completely carbon neutral by offsetting all its CO2 emissions.