Nearly everyone in the United States knows that on Sunday evening the New England Patriots take on the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX.  What most people don’t know is what goes on behind the scenes at an NFL game.

And we’re not talking about Deflate Gate.

In order to bring the big game into your home and equip the coaches and commentators with stats they need, there’s a league of IT professionals surrounding the stadium.  Equipped with state of the art tools, these IT MVPs are making sure that data in all forms – from video footage of the game to tweets about the last play – are transmitted, processed, stored, and backed up in a fail-safe environment.  So when the referee calls for a video playback, or when the nearly 120 million people who watch the Super Bowl all tweet their ire at the same time, the data is processed, the bandwidth is available, and at least one element of the game goes off without a hitch.

A few months ago we shared a super infographic about the data infrastructure needed to support Super Bowl XLVIII which you can check out here, but if you’re interested in learning more about how the NFL is partnering with leading IT companies, like NetApp,

A few months ago we shared a super infographic about the data infrastructure needed to support Super Bowl XLVIII which you can check out here, but if you’re interested in learning more about how the NFL is partnering with leading IT companies, like NetApp, to support its IT innovation strategy, check out this infographic to learn how IT took Sunday’s big game from the field to your living room.

Enjoy the game!