Apr 19, 2010 at 10:59 PM
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EMC Gives Phillies IT Upgrade

Baseball's all about statistics, on the field and in the front office. As official IT solutions partner to the Philadelphia Phillies, EMC is helping the Phillies manage and protect that data. In addition to providing services in-kind, Phils fans will see a new addition at Citizen Bank Park, the newly named EMC Suite Level.

"We rely on having fast and reliable access to information for all aspects of our business from ticketing to player statistics to game-day video footage,” said David Buck, Phillies’ Senior Vice President, Marketing and Advertising Sales. “For years, EMC has developed innovative solutions that enable companies in Philadelphia and around the world to store, manage and protect the information they depend on for competitive advantage. We welcome EMC as a corporate partner at Citizens Bank Park and as the technological foundation of our information infrastructure.”

Working with the Phillies Information Technology group, EMC will replace the organization’s existing infrastructure to support its business, ticketing, email and business continuity applications. An EMC MirrorView replication software and an EMC Data Domain DD660 deduplication storage system will be implemented to meet the Phillies’ backup, storage and data management needs.

An EMC Celerra NS-120 unified storage system will travel with the team and, using the video coaching BATS application, allow players and coaches to review their very last at-bats or pitching sequences, or years of historical matchups and competitors’ performances.

“Not only are the Phillies a talented, high-energy National League team aiming for their third straight World Series appearance, but they also are backed by a first-class, innovative management team off the field,” said Jeremy Burton, EMC’s Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer. “By leveraging critical information in all aspects of their business, the Phillies are always improving their game and strengthening their competitive advantage. We’re pleased to be a partner with this organization, to provide them with the most advanced information infrastructure solutions available, and for the people of EMC and our Philadelphia-area customers and partners to be able to enjoy more great baseball at Citizens Bank Park.”

Earlier this month, AT&T responded to complaints about its wireless network at Citizens Bank and agreed to upgrade service by adding 100 antennas within the Park.