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Sports Complex Updates Network Infrastructure, Cuts Maintenance Hours 20%

Published 15 Dec 2017

The Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, Louisiana is home to the New Orleans Saints, NFL team and every game day their network supports up to 76,000 fans. The IT staff tried vehemently to keep up with fans and administrative demands, but too much time was being spent on troubleshooting.The stadium needed a new network solution that would increase network throughput and reliability and reduce troubleshooting. The Superdome chose Extreme Networks’ Virtual Services Platform 8400 and Ethernet Routing Switch 4800 Series switches to set the stadium up for future endeavors and enhance the fan experiences.

Technology Needs

  • Increased network throughput
  • Reduce IT staff time spent on troubleshooting
  • Reliable network connections
  • Stadium mobility
  • Foundation for cloud- based application

Benefits of the new network solution include:

  • A 20% decrease in time spent maintaining the network
  • 30% faster time implementing changes
  • 90% decrease in reported network incidents from video surveillance issues
  • 100% improvement in IT team’s ability to diagnose issues to root cause

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