Citrix SD-WAN Provides SKY TV with a Safe Road to Rio
Citrix today announced New Zealand pay television provider, Sky TV, has deployed NetScaler SD-WAN to manage unpredictable network connectivity and increased bandwidth demands during the Rio 2016 Olympics, ensuring production teams on the ground have access to critical applications, data and tools needed to report during the games.
With hundreds of thousands of tourists, athletes and media combined with local businesses and the wider community all using the same network, Sky TV required a contingency plan to maintain network performance and accuracy.
The implementation of NetScaler SD-WAN is central to Sky TV’s Rio 2016 Olympics ICT strategy, requiring network resiliency to mitigate potential risks associated with the quality of local infrastructure and circuits. SD-WAN will enable the International Broadcast Centre team to cover the Olympics without interruption, providing seamless failover in the event of disruption on any of the network services.
Maintaining high performance of workflow applications in the event of a network outage is critical to the television provider producing quality content for New Zealand audiences watching this year’s Olympics.
For more information about the benefits of Citrix NetScaler SD-WAN please visit www.citrix.com.