IT & Network Infrastructure : IBM and the US Open: IT Serves Up Enhanced Tennis Tournament Coverage
IBM has had a long-term relationship with the US Open tennis tournament, providing all the IT services, hardware and software to run the operation. In addition, IBM has been a long-time partner of the USTA (U.S. Tennis Association) and Big Blue handles all the IT operations behind the US Open and many other Grand Slam tennis events. At a press event hosted by IBM at the US Open at Flushing Meadows Park in Queens, N.Y., on Aug. 31, Gordon Smith, the executive director and chief operating officer of the USTA, said, "IBM has been a USTA partner for 18 years. We've got the best technology partner on the planet, bar none. We can't even begin to use the capacity IBM has provided us. And given the elasticity afforded by cloud computing, Smith is right in so many ways, as IBM is bringing its cloud capability to the US Open operation. This eWEEK photo gallery takes an in-depth, behind-the-scenes look at IBM's operations, which help make the US Open a smashing success. eWEEK also looks at how cloud computing is now expanding beyond the enterprise data center.