“We evaluated several different options, including the public cloud, but Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Integrated Systems offered the optimal balance of price, performance, and scalability. As a long-time user of VMware vSphere® for server virtualization, we felt very confident choosing VMware HCI.”

Glenn Johnson

CIO, Carolina Hurricanes

Accelerating game-changing player performance analytics

Ice hockey team the Carolina Hurricanes upgrades its IT with hyperconverged infrastructure from Lenovo and VMware—tripling the performance of key analytics workloads for faster insight into puck and player tracking data.

Customer Problem

With both the volume and velocity of puck and player tracking data increasing season by season, pressure was building on the Hurricanes’ IT infrastructure.

Lenovo Solution

The Hurricanes replaced their aging three-tier architecture with a hyperconverged infrastructure (HCI) solution based on Lenovo ThinkAgile VX Integrated Systems powered by VMware vSAN™.

Business Impact

A significant performance boost enables the data analytics team to run jobs up to three-times quicker than before, so they can provide the coaching team with more insights into player performance, faster.

“Our partnership with Lenovo goes back many years, and we’re excited to keep exploring how we can use Lenovo technology to improve performance—both on and off the ice.”

Glenn Johnson, CIO, Carolina Hurricanes


  • ·       3x faster analytics
  • ·       Rapid insight into player performance
  • ·       3.7-year ROI

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