The Miami Dolphins select VxRail and Dell EMC Isilon to enhance their game-day experience

For the Miami Dolphins, video is a powerful asset. The number one NFL team for Facebook video views over the last three years and owner of world-class Hard Rock Stadium, the Miami Dolphins have experienced a tidal wave of infrastructure growth. The organization’s smart use of video for fan engagement, safety and security has driven much of this growth. The team’s prior IT infrastructure was running out of steam and storage capacity. In addition, IT was finding it more complex to manage. Located in hurricane-prone Florida, the organization also needed more robust disaster recovery.

As Hard Rock Stadium and the Miami Dolphins looked toward hosting Super Bowl LIV, the leadership team engaged Integrated Media Technologies Inc. (IMT) to assess IT systems and

workflows. The Miami Dolphins approved IMT’s recommendation to standardize on Dell Technologies solutions for all applications, media asset management (MAM), video safety and security, disaster recovery, data backup, and virtualization. Kim Rometo, Vice President, Chief Information Officer, the Miami Dolphins and Hard Rock Stadium, says, “IMT has done an amazing job assessing and modernizing our workflows and systems. Their fluency in unstructured data, media asset management, video safety and security, disaster recovery and project management set them apart from other vendors. IMT’s relationship with Dell Technologies is also incredibly meaningful because of my trust in Dell technologies and engineers from past experiences.”

The infrastructure includes Dell EMC VxRail hyper-converged infrastructure, Dell EMC Isilon scale-out data storage, Dell EMC Isilon SyncIQ for replication, VMware Site Recovery Manager, and Dell EMC Data Domain for data backup. The 3-petabyte infrastructure runs the stadium and training camp data centers in Florida and a new colocation disaster recovery facility in Texas.

Jason Kranitz, President, Systems Integration, IMT, states, “The foundation to the overall project with the Miami Dolphins was based on IMT’s Advanced Consulting engagements which delivered a Media Asset Management and Workflow Assessment, IT Optimization Assessment, and a Disaster Recovery Plan with Run Books. By having the right plan in place and the right technology partner in Dell Technologies, IMT was able to focus on project execution with our world-class Project Management, Professional Services, and Managed Services teams.”

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