Taking place in Glasgow from 23 July to 3 August 2014, these Games will be the biggest sporting event ever hosted by Scotland. They will feature 17 sports, play host to 6,500 athletes & officials and provide venues for 1,000,000 spectators from around the world.
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|As the Official IT Hardware and Data Centre Supporter, Dell will be helping to power Glasgow 2014 with 1,500 desktops, 200 laptops and 60 servers and storage solutions, across 40 competition and noncompetition venues.|
We’re thrilled to play a role in fuelling the preparations and enabling the Games to run flawlessly over the course of 11 days. Dell’s support of Glasgow 2014 is a powerful example of how technology really can help people to achieve more. From connecting athletes, volunteers and officials from around the globe, to supporting business critical functions such as ticketing and video graphics, our IT solutions will provide the reliability and support needed to ensure that everyone involved — the fans, volunteers, athletes and officials will have the best experience possible.
We’re not just providing our IT hardware and data centre solutions — Dell will also be getting involved in bringing the event to life in the lead-up to Glasgow 2014 through community events, volunteering and more, so stay tuned for more details!
|“We work closely with Dell to ensure we’re taking advantage of advancements that are relevant and will benefit us.”|
-Brian Nourse, CIO
|Dell supports Brian Nourse, CIO’s IT team from preparation through performance, inside and out of the office. From ticketing to results being deployed from the media centre, the Dell infrastructure is integral to a smooth execution of the Games. Hear what Brian has to say about our strategic partnership: |
Dell is a very important partner providing IT hardware that we need both to help our teams prepare and throughout the venues helping with the staging of the events. We’ve got laptops and desktops being used by a growing team; our back office is made up of Dell servers and storage. We operate in a highly pressurized environment—with the obvious immovable deadline—and have a high reliance on our equipment working flawlessly. It’s crucial to ensure our computing environment that supports the Games works, and if there is an issue, we can get it resolved very quickly. With Dell, I have full confidence that we’ll be able to achieve that.
Planning and delivering for the Games is all about accomplishing goals and objectives we’ve set to achieve. A lot of our planning is centered on virtualized and hosted environments, which Dell is playing an important part of. In the same way an athlete spends years in planning and training, we as a team are making sure the technology services for the Games are achieving all they need to do.
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|Fast Facts: |
1. 70 nations and territories, representing one-third of the world’s population, will take part in the Games.
2. Containing a special message from Her Majesty, the Glasgow 2014 Queen’s Baton Relay will visit every Commonwealth nation, from Anguilla to Zambia, before arriving in Glasgow for the Opening Ceremony.
3. One million tickets have been sold for Glasgow 2014.
4. 6,500 athletes and officials will live in the Athletes’ Village in the East End of Glasgow.
5. More than 1.5 billion people from all corners of the globe will tune in to watch the Games.
6. The Para-Sports programme will be fully integrated in the Games, helping Para-Sports athletes achieve greater exposure on the international sports scene