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World Whisky Day Goes with iomart

7th May 2013 · Press Releases

UK cloud services company iomart Group plc (AIM:IOM) has come to the rescue of World Whisky Day after the website set up to celebrate Scotland’s most famous export crashed on launch day last year.

iomart has placed the World Whisky Day website on its Cloudsure platform to ensure that it enjoys 100 per cent uptime and can be accessed through all time zones for this year’s event which takes place on Saturday May 18.

Aberdeen University student Blair Bowman set up World Whisky Day after realising there was no designated day to celebrate the iconic spirit. He set up a website and asked people to post their events and messages but it crashed under the weight of interest from supporters across the globe.

Blair Bowman explained: “When I rang up the hosting company we were using in California they couldn’t even find my details. They said it would take 48 hours to fix and I said it can’t because it’s World Whisky Day today! I ended up manually inputting hundreds of events myself. Thankfully iomart have come to the rescue so the website won’t crash again. ”

Phil Worms, marketing director for iomart, added: “Blair got a fantastic response to his launch of World Whisky day last year, it was even trending worldwide on social media, but he wasn’t able to capitalise on this because the website was on a server that couldn’t take the spike in traffic and the hosting company’s support staff weren’t responsive enough. We’ve put the website on our Cloudsure platform so that it has the scalable and reliable hosting plus round-the-clock technical support to ensure that this year’s event is the toast of the world whisky community.”

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