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Cincinnati Reds, CBTS partner to leverage NaaS solution

Posted by on June 27, 2017 4:59 am

Cincinnati Reds, CBTS partner to leverage NaaS

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The Cincinnati Reds and CBTS have announced a new partnership that will allow Reds Front Office executives and scouts to watch players in real time at any one of the team's seven locations across the United States.

The Reds are leveraging CBTS' Network as a Service solution, built on Cisco Meraki technology, to create pop-up networks at each of the team's minor league facilities and Spring Training facility that are accessible through Meraki's Auto Virtual Private Network technology.

This allows Reds officials to access the network and evaluate minor league players through a live video feed, as opposed to waiting for videos of those players to be transmitted digitally, which is an inefficient, time-consuming and expensive process.

CBTS sourced the necessary Internet connectivity at each Reds location, deployed the solution, and provides 24/7/365 monitoring and management of the network. CBTS' Network as a Service solution is secure, flexible and will scale to meet the team's future needs.

"MLB is an extremely competitive landscape, and leveraging NaaS technology from CBTS will give the Reds an important edge as we work to develop top talent and scout across our organization," said Brian Keys, Vice President of Technology at the Cincinnati Reds.

"CBTS was the obvious technology partner for this initiative given their nationwide reach, first-in-class technical expertise, and longstanding business relationship with the Reds."