EMC Prepares for Rio Olympics

With this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro quickly approaching, athletes aren’t the only ones preparing. NBC Olympics recently announced that New England Council member EMC will be its media data storage partner for the games.

Over the course of the Olympic Games, NBC Olympics will deliver unprecedented amounts of photo and video content to audiences all over the world. NBC will have two EMC Isilon NL storage systems onsite in Rio to store the content and to quickly and efficiently distribute it to live television and online audiences. EMC will also locally store high-resolution photos and videos from the games, as well as social media content generated by fans before, during, and after the Olympics. This is not the first time, nor will it be the last time, that NBC takes advantage of EMC’s innovative storage solutions. The company provided similar services for NBC Olympics during the 2014 winter games in Sochi, Russia and will do so again during the 2018 Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea.

Jeremy Burton, EMC President of Products and Marketing, said, “When it comes to consumer hunger for access to digital content, few sporting events rise to the level of the Olympic Games. NBC Olympics fully embraces the challenge of delivering the widest selection of content to viewers, often in real time. We are proud to serve as their official IT storage provider to provide critical scale and performance, as we have done for NBC Olympics’ coverage of previous Olympic Games.”

“The flexibility and reliability of the EMC Isilon systems have provided NBC Olympics with a robust storage system which is extensible to meet the needs of today with an eye on tomorrow’s data growth,” added Timothy Canary, Vice President of Engineering for NBC Sports Group.

Based in Hopkinton, Massachusetts, EMC is a world leader in cloud computing and allowing businesses to provide IT as a service. The New England Council congratulates EMC on being selected for this important role.

Read more in the Worcester Business Journal.

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