The National Basketball Association’s (NBA) New Orleans Pelicans and Panzura have announced a new multiyear deal which will transform the way the Pelicans organization uses live game-day footage, training videos, and other data where secure, instantaneous access from anywhere at any time is critical. The alliance runs through the 2025 season and sees Panzura become a proud partner of the Pelicans.
The New Orleans Pelicans are not holding back from getting a technological advantage over their rivals by partnering with one of best names in the business. They will handle a vast array of data sources and extensive video footage using Panzura’s global file system, which facilitates access to crucial information kept in the cloud as fast as if it was stored locally and with military-grade security.
“From the opening tip-off to the final whistle, vast amounts of game-day data are collected, processed and transferred inside an extremely short window of time. There’s no room for loss or delays,” said Jill Stelfox, CEO at Panzura.
Having recently inked a similar deal with the NFL’s New Orleans Saints, as well as pioneering Next Gen Stats for the NFL while in a previous role, Stelfox is no stranger to professional sports. “Panzura makes it possible for the Pelicans to securely transport petabytes of data to the cloud at lightning speed, and instantly move even the largest video files where they need to be,” she commented.
The fastest file system in the world means coaches, as well as commentators and media, can track data such as analysis and statistics, as well as review video and measure performance in real time. It also ensures the team’s data is securely available while they are on the road, without the need to make additional copies. With Panzura, these data files can be transferred with the click of a mouse or touch of a button on a tablet computer or laptop screen.
“Working with Panzura, our goal is to better use our video footage and proprietary data—from the sidelines of an NBA arena or from anywhere in the world—to improve the game and innovate for the benefit of both players and fans,” said David Griffin, Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations for the New Orleans Pelicans. “Panzura is the perfect partner not only because they offer the best and fastest system, but also because they have a lot of experience working with sports teams like ours.”
The size and volume of the necessary data files makes it enormously difficult for sports teams like the Pelicans to collaborate, store and access them at speed in order to meet the needs of the whole organization. Panzura allows professional sports teams to gain secure access to data whenever required—whether at home or on the road. The Pelicans organization plans to collaborate with Panzura on other ways the technology can enhance their business and game operations.