Top-flight English football league keeps fans safe with video data management, edge-to-core
Scality, Veeam and HPE help ensure a secure, smart stadium for all visitors.
The Tottenham Hotspur football stadium in the UK is built to bring a unique and unforgettable experience for every visitor. With over 3 million visitors a year, that’s a tall order! The Tottenham Hotspur Football Club purposefully planned for an iconic, state-of-the-art arena that would stand the test of time while bringing to life the most engaging, safe experience for fans.
Technology is embedded in all aspects of the stadium. Its digital platform integrates technology solutions from twelve service providers to enhance every detail of match day, including security, retail, energy management, broadcasting and more. Everything is flexible, connected, and automated to minimize friction, maximize operational efficiencies and wow Spurs fans.
Building a safer, smarter stadium
To support their journey to building one of the most technologically advanced stadiums in the world, Tottenham selected HPE and Scality as their top world-class technology partners. HPE was selected for its broad expertise in designing and delivering end-to-end solutions, and Scality RING was selected as the core technology to ensure a safe experience for all visitors.
The HPE + Scality solution helps Tottenham:
- Manage large-scale video files from over 700 CCTV cameras
- Achieve edge-to-core data management by storing video from cameras across the stadium directly into a data lake repository within the core data center
- Increase data protection and durability with Veeam Backup
“The data center is at the heart of everything we do.”
Power at the core with on-prem data services
Two data centers power the Tottenham arena — from fan engagement analytics to back-end operations — and one of them is even part of the visitor experience. Fans at the North-West Corner of Level 1 can take a look at the technology behind Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.
“To put our data center behind glass is a pretty bold step. But for us, it’s to say, ‘This is where the technology is, this is what’s driving us’,” Tottenham’s CTO explains.
The Spurs are proud of their on-site technology achievements, and the Scality team is humbled to be part of this dynamic data infrastructure.
“We need the data, the analytics, and the intelligence… We now have more data sources than any other stadium in the world. It’s an accelerator for us to drive more revenues. But at its heart, it’s an enabler for us to deliver an enhanced fan experience.”
‘To dare is to do’ — it’s the team’s motto and an expression of how the organization approaches its business. “We’ve tried to do something that’s never been done before,” says Tottenham’s head of partnerships. And they’ve succeeded. The Spurs’ vision of building a living arena designed for constant growth and evolution is now a reality.
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