Major League Baseball fans are voracious consumers of baseball data. It’s important for MLB to be live and available 24/7, 365 days a year – not just on opening day.
And because fans have been obsessed with statistics for as long as the sport has existed, it’s no surprise that the intersection of Big Data, mobility and cloud has begun to transform every aspect of the sport.
As discussed in Rick Smolan’s The Human Face of Big Data, the amount of data being captured during one moment of a game today is greater than that from the entire season only a few years ago.
Thanks to the work of MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) and technologies such as PITCH/fx, gigabytes of data that capture each moment of every game in stadiums around the country are being shared with broadcasters, stadium operators and viewers at home, all in real-time through the cloud. While the game has continued to evolve on the field, it has rapidly been changing off the field. Ballparks around the country have been installing Cisco Connected Sports solutions , which impact everything from safety and security to live video on mobile devices. Beyond baseball, Cisco has been transforming the fan experience in more than 200 venues in more than 30 countries.
As the Internet of Everything (IoE) connects more people, process, data, and things, the future of baseball is sure to generate more networked connections to reveal valuable insights. The possibilities for connections are limitless: connected fields, baseballs, bats, player uniforms, and more will not only generate more data but also provide more possibilities for analysis. Imagine what the world of sports will be like when connected baseballs can report back whether a ball was fair or foul!
Here’s a closer look at how Big Data, cloud and the Internet of Everything will enhance America’s favorite game.
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Tags: Adidas MiCoach, Big Data, Cisco cloud, Cisco Connected Sports Solutions, CiscoCloud, HFOBD, inlet technologies, Internet of Everything, Major League Baseball, MLB, MLB Network, MLBAM, PITCH/fx, Rick Smolan, SportVision
In 2011, Cisco’s Chief Information Officer Rebecca Jacoby established CITEIS, a ‘private cloud’ designed to more quickly, more flexibly and more cost-effectively give our employees the I.T. resources they need to do their jobs. CITEIS has reduced the time it takes to provision compute, storage and networking from 6-8 weeks to 15 minutes, and by virtualizing more than 92% of our data center environment, we’ve also reduced the TCO of our I.T. environment by more than 66%.
Those are impressive results, and Rebecca is a world-class CIO, but even her organization isn’t attempting to unilaterally keep up with the pace of change – with cloud scale, with global reach, with rapid business service delivery, or with the analytics capability required to derive value from the Internet of Everything.
No one organization can.
Like many of our customers, Rebecca has embraced a hybrid IT model. Cisco increasingly relies on a combination of private cloud and public cloud services. Aggregating, integrating, customizing and securely delivering services based on hundreds of applications from dozens of vendors in public and private clouds has become a critical part of Rebecca’s role.
And this is the reality faced by CIOs all over the world today. In order to move with speed, scale, global reach and world class economics, they all recognize that ‘hybrid cloud’ strategies must be embraced.
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Tags: Cisco cloud, Cisco Cloud Services, cisco intercloud, telstra
The market is moving fast and the pace of change is dramatic. The days of partners launching new services into the market every 6-12 months are gone. Customers are expecting new applications almost daily that will allow them to deliver innovation, increase top line revenue and accelerate productivity across their company.
As the supply of cloud services grows we see the need for our partners to tap into a diverse set of public clouds around the world to enable unmatched data sovereignty, and we see more opportunities for them to work together around common standards of workload interoperability, global portability and security. However until today, there has never been the right platform to allow partners to harness the world of many clouds on behalf of their customers. Cisco today announced plans to build a global intercloud – a network of clouds – together with a set of partners. Called Cisco Cloud Services, this new intercloud opens up a myriad of new opportunities for partners.
Cisco is expanding the Cisco Powered program to include Cisco Cloud Services. Cisco will sell these new services through channel partners and directly to end customers. Partners who develop Cisco Powered services can extend their portfolio through new Cisco cloud offers for faster time to market and global scale. Read More »
Tags: bob gault, Cisco cloud, Cisco Cloud Services, cisco intercloud
Welcome to #CiscoChampion Radio, a podcast series by and for Cisco Champions as technologists, hosted by Cisco’s Amy Lewis (@CommsNinja). This week we’re talking about Cisco’s InterCloud announcement and where Cloud is going in 2014.
Listen to the Podcast.
Cisco Champions: Eric Wright (@discoposse) and Jonathan Davis (@subnetwork)
Cisco Subject Matter Expert: Mark Loesel
The advantage of the hybrid Cloud
The Inevitability of Cloud
How Cloud impacts privacy
Which businesses have the most opportunity with Cloud
How Cloud will mature
How Cisco InterCloud is securing enterprise data in a hybrid/public Cloud scenario
Tags: #CiscoChampionRadio, Cisco cloud, cisco intercloud
Why should I move to the cloud for collaboration? This is the question I get asked most often, and it’s easy to understand why; there is a lot of noise in the market around Cloud and Collaboration. Adoption has been pretty rapid by both IT and business units–so it’s no wonder interest in Cloud Collaboration is so high. Looking across all the current research that I see, about half of respondents currently use – or plan to use – the cloud for collaboration services. So why Cloud? Well, often it helps solve a series of problems, provides a more integrated solution and better connects people. Often the biggest reason is that it provides what’s needed to run the business.
Perhaps instead of focusing on ‘cloud’ per se, you should focus on your business. What business challenges could the cloud help you solve? Customers I speak to are often looking to reduce complexity, control costs or make them more predictable, and become more agile. In our discussions Read More »
Tags: Cisco cloud, cloud, cloud collaboration, collaboration