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NBC Olympics Selects EMC and Presidio to Provide Data Storage for Production of 2016 Olympic Games in Rio

EMC and Presidio to enable NBC Olympics to store data in data lake for real-time digital broadcast during its coverage of 2016 Rio Olympics.

HOPKINTON, Mass., April 18, 2016 - NBC Olympics, a division of the NBC Sports Group, has selected EMC Corporation (NYSE: EMC) and Presidio to support media workflows for its production of the Games of the XXXI Olympiad, which take place in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, from August 5 - August 21, 2016. The announcement was made today by Timothy Canary, Vice President Engineering, NBC Sports Group.

NBC Olympics will deliver digital content to global audiences through multiple outlets to support coverage of the Rio Olympics. NBC Olympics will leverage EMC® Isilon® storage to deliver high-resolution images and uncompressed files to its live television and online broadcasts. Presidio will provide engineering support and services for the design, implementation, delivery and ongoing support for the EMC Isilon digital content management solution.

With the addition of two 560-terabyte EMC Isilon NL 400 clusters located onsite in Rio, NBC Olympics will have the capability to locally store digital content to enable quick access for on-air broadcast or posting online. Presidio and EMC will deploy EMC storage systems to support what is expected to be an unprecedented amount of high-resolution digital video and images generated from the games, as well as social media content from fans around the world. The additional EMC Isilon NL-Series clusters combine the accessibility of near-line storage with cost-effective, high-capacity storage to deliver the greatest moments from the 2016 Olympic Games to millions of households and destinations across the world.

The NBC Olympics three-petabyte data lake will also extend to NBC Sports Group's headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, that will act as the central repository for all of NBC Olympics' graphical elements for the Rio Games. EMC Isilon storage arrays will also serve as a backup target for NBC Olympics' Microsoft SQL Server databases, which support a suite of custom-developed applications for managing everything from equipment inventories to venues at the Olympic Games in Rio. Lastly, EMC software will continue to provide NBC Olympics with robust protection and recovery capabilities. NBC Olympics has relied on Presidio expertise and EMC storage technology for their coverage of previous Olympic Games, including the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. The two 560 TB Isilon NL 400 clusters on site in Rio will also be used on site for the 2018 Winter Olympic Games in South Korea.


"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," says Timothy Canary, Vice President of Engineering, NBC Sports Group. "We're pleased with the agility of the product range as well as the architecture which allows seamless use across multiple continents.  The vast technical support of the EMC and Presidio teams will be a key aspect of our mutual success for the Rio Olympics and beyond."

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."

George Santa, Vice President of Sales at Presidio, said "This platform will enable a compelling digital environment for the NBC Olympics team. We are honored to be collaborating with NBC and EMC to help architect, implement and deliver a scalable, agile enterprise content management solution for the Rio Olympics and beyond. It is exciting to see the digital transformation of NBC's sports coverage, enabled by best in class data storage from EMC, combined with deep technical architecture and services skills from Presidio."



A division of the NBC Sports Group, NBC Olympics is responsible for producing, programming and promoting NBCUniversal's Olympic coverage. It is renowned for its unsurpassed Olympic heritage, award-winning production, and ability to aggregate the largest audiences in U.S. television history.

For more information on NBC Olympics' coverage of the Rio Olympics, please visit: http://nbcsportsgrouppressbox.com/


EMC Corporation is a global leader in enabling businesses and service providers to transform their operations and deliver IT as a service. Fundamental to this transformation is cloud computing. Through innovative products and services, EMC accelerates the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyze their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. Additional information about EMC can be found at www.EMC.com

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