The Volvo Ocean Race owned by Volvo Cars and the Volvo Group hosts a round-the-world yacht race once every three years. This race is often described as the longest and toughest professional sporting event in the world, sailing’s toughest team challenge, and one of the sport’s Big Three events, along with the Olympics and Americas Cup.
Noida, India-based HCL Technolgies is the official IT services provider, developing and delivering IT solutions for the 2017-18 edition of the 45,000 nautical mile race around the world. The IT infrastructure will form the backbone of Volvo Ocean Race’s streaming and TV production, and will include vital features such as inter-site connectivity at the race’s global stopovers, digital content delivery, mobile data centers and infrastructure with full redundancy, Wi-Fi networks, and multimedia facilities for media centers and race offices, reports the Economic Times.
Volvo Ocean Race CEO Mark Turner said, “The upcoming edition of the Volvo Ocean Race will be more digitally focused than ever before. Building the complex IT infrastructure that we use for this around the world is a huge challenge, and we’re confident that this partnership with HCL Technologies will allow us to provide fans, media and stakeholders with a more connected experience than ever before.”