The third largest e-commerce company in North America is moving much of its operations to the cloud.
Live Nation Entertainment, which operates online ticket sales site Ticketmaster and three other entertainment-related businesses, is clouding up its Ticketmaster and Live Nation Concert and Network operations to achieve the efficiencies of virtualization and speed time-to-market with new offerings. The company is in the very early stages of its private cloud implementation, however, so efficiencies are currently difficult to quantify.
But it’s a sizable undertaking. Live Nation has 7,000 employees in 153 offices spread across 18 countries. Its revenue in 2011 was $5.4 billion, of which Ticketmaster accounted for $1.56 billion and other Live Nation operations $3.8 billion.
It will be interesting to see the efficiencies once the implementation has been completed.
- Ticketmaster books a private cloud with Cisco (pcadvisor.co.uk)
- Cloud Service Usage Now Mainstream in UK and Ireland: Report (cloudcomputing.sys-con.com)