The Olympic-Sized Number's Behind Sochi's Network

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If London 2012 was the Social Media Games, then Sochi 2014 is expected to be the BYOD Games, with tens of thousands of Olympic workers, athletes, and journalists each bringing multiple mobile devices, …

If London 2012 was the Social Media Games, then Sochi 2014 is expected to be the BYOD Games, with tens of thousands of Olympic workers, athletes, and journalists each bringing multiple mobile devices, and consuming immense amounts of bandwidth as a result. A powerful, reliable network is key.

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  • 1. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 1
  • 2. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 2
  • 3. By The Numbers 40,000 members of Olympic family, including… • • • • Volunteers Olympic athletes Reporters Thousands of officials and scorekeepers © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 3
  • 4. 120-125K Largest 5 BYOD environment – ever In order to promote the Olympics as well as physical fitness, Moscow officials have a special Subway promotion. Doing 30 squats will get Subway riders a free ticket. 120,000+ mobile devices connected to Sochi’s wireless network.* © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. *Includes Olympic family only. Does not include live spectators. 4
  • 5. Where They’ll Use Them 2 Olympic villages 2 media centers 11 venues divided into 2 clusters located within 48 kilometers of each other. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 5
  • 6. 7 So, how will we bring Internet access to so many people, over such a large area? © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 6
  • 7. 2 10 centers Olympic Pin Trading is considered the number one operations technology spectator sport of the Olympic Games © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. photo credit: brianholsclaw via photopin cc photo credit: happyworker via photopin cc photo credit: brendan.lally....away via photopin cc 7
  • 8. 4 Virtual Service Platform 9000 network switches © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. A Ray of Light and Snowflake are the 8 mascots for the Paralympic Winter Games.
  • 9. 13 Those disciplines will have a combined 98 events with 12 new events. Making it the largest Winter Olympics ever. 1. Freeskiing halfpipe* 2. Freeskiing slopestyle* 3. Women's ski jumping 4. Snowboard slopestyle* 5. Figure skating team event 6. Snowboard parallel special slalom* 7. Biathlon mixed relay terabits-per-second 8. Luge team relay Are all new. capable backbone 54 © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 9 * Listed as separate men’s & women’s events
  • 10. 3 With an average February temperature of 8.3 °C (47 °F) and having a humid subtropical climate, Sochi will be the warmest city to have ever hosted a Winter Olympic Games. 90 kilometers of optical fiber running on the backbone between our VSP 9000s. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 10
  • 11. 2,000 switches © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. Want to know more about Sochi? Head over to our Avaya Connected blogs to see how we’re apart of the games! 11
  • 12. 14 Norway has the most Winter Olympic medals (303). Ahead of the U.S. (253) which has 63x the population. 7 distinct virtualized networks running over the same infrastructure, enabled by our Fabric Connect technology © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 12
  • 13. 12 The 2014 Winter Olympics will have 15 sports disciplines. 6,500 IP Phones Alpine skiing, Biathalon, Bobsleigh, Crosscountry skiing, Curling, Figure skating, Freestyle skiing, Ice hockey, Luge, Nordic combined, Short track speed skating, Skeleton, Ski jumping, Snowboarding & Speed skating.* © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. *Whew. 13
  • 14. HD IPTV channels distributed to jumbo TV screens all across Sochi’s multiple Olympic Villages and other venues. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 14
  • 15. 8 2,500 Matryoskas are a wooden nesting dolls that are apart of Russian’s iconography. There are Sochi Winter Olympics Matryoskas that you can buy or even win. Wireless Access Points But Matryoska dolls actually originated in Japan. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 15
  • 16. 4 Sochi has been a resort town since its coastline was settled in the late 1800s. Today, over two million visitors come to Sochi each year. 50,000 Ethernet Ports © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 16
  • 17. Producing the Olympics is monumental, stressful task. Making it all happen are the unsung ‘IT Heroes’ behind the scenes. Avaya’s powerful, easy-to-manage network will help empower Sochi’s IT Heroes to make sure the first-ever BYOD Games go as smoothly as possible. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 17
  • 18. © 2013 Avaya Inc. All rights reserved. 18