US Open tech, behind the scenes

US Open tech, behind the scenes

Summary: I got a tour of IBM's Operations Center at the US Open this week, and I took a few pictures. Check out the infrastructure underlying delivery of all scores, stats and analytics at America's Grand Slam tennis event.

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TOPICS: Big Data, IBM
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  • This handheld device is used by chair umpires at the Open to enter a game's score as each point is played.  The data is beamed directly into IBM's systems and disseminated out to the scoreboards in the stadium, on the USTA Tennis Center grounds, the Web, mobile apps and video feeds.  The device runs Windows Mobile 6.

  • IBM runs the US Open infrastructure on a private cloud that is geo-distributed across data centers in Boulder, CO; St. Louis, MO; and Raleigh, NC.  This interface allows IBM personnel to monitor the resource usage at each data center, so they can redistribute the load if necessary.

  • This interface allows IBMers on-site at the Open to provision and configure new servers in any of the three private cloud data centers IBM operates for the event.


Topics: Big Data, IBM

Andrew Brust

About Andrew Brust

Andrew J. Brust has worked in the software industry for 25 years as a developer, consultant, entrepreneur and CTO, specializing in application development, databases and business intelligence technology.

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