The Winter Olympics featured live coverage of 98 events across 15 Olympic sports. While covering events in multiple venues, NBC Sports Group needed to deliver video files digitally over a global 2 Gbps link to its headquarters in Stamford, Connecticut, where it was edited. Archived footage used during the production also had to be moved from Stamford to Sochi for editorial purposes. The timely delivery of this content was critical.
Aside from moving the content at accelerated speeds, NBC Sports Group also needed to ensure the reliability and security of every transfer. Sharing files effectively during the games was imperative, and this needed a solution that could accelerate and facilitate concurrent transfers. During peak hours, NBC Sports Group sent up to 100 large video files at once. Finally, NBC sports group needed a solution that could concurrently transfer MXF files while being encoded or dynamically changing.