Is cloud computing ready for the Olympics?

With the Olympic Games just around the corner, one wonders whether, in a time where cloud computing is coming on leaps and bounds and gaining popularity by the day, it will be ready to service the Olympics.

Now the Olympics will of course be taking place in London this summer, one of the financial and technological hubs of the world, and during the Olympics a huge computing infrastructure will be required that generates a huge peak of data, so some form of cloud hosting solution, on paper, would be ideal.


The London 2012 Olympics kicks off in just 15 days, so it’s fast approaching now and most of the tech work has already been carried out.

It has been revealed that nearly a quarter of the budget of the organising committee is spent on technology with 110,000 pieces of equipment being deployed with around 5,500 technical …